Visit Colorado Springs announces the following hires, appointments and staff promotions:
The Colorado Tourism Office named Chelsy Offutt, director of communications, a member of the 2019 class for the Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey, a year-long executive training program aimed at building the state tourism industry’s bench strength. The Class of 2019 includes 22 participants from tourism settings as diverse as Red Robin International, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, Rocky Mountain National Park and Johnson and Wales University. Their year-long experience began at the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference in Vail, Colo.
Crystal LaTier has joined the VCOS Board of Directors as a non-voting El Paso County representative. LaTier is the housing authority executive director and interim economic development executive director with the County’s Economic Development Department where she has worked since 2010. LaTier oversees the administration of the County’s Community Development Block Grant Program.
Becky Leinweber has joined the VCOS Board of Directors as a voting member. Leinweber serves as executive director of Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance where she strengthens the outdoor recreation industry for the Pikes Peak region through leadership and collaboration. She also co-owns Angler’s Covey in Colorado Springs with her husband David.
Dave Harris has rejoined the VCOS Board of Directors as a voting member. Harris has previously served on the VCOS Board of Directors for 18 years and its Executive Committee for 8 years. Harris co-owns and operates Pikes Peak Ghost Town with his wife and has previously served eight years as President of Pikes Peak Region Attractions.
Visit Colorado Springs is the leading marketing organization for group and leisure travel and tourism to the Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA and the Pikes Peak region. The organization is dedicated to a strong national and international presence so that tourism is a primary contributor to a thriving local economy. Visit Colorado Springs’ mission: We create economic vitality through memorable visits to the wonders of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.
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