After 21 years as executive director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cheryl Cook has announced her retirement effective June 30.
Cook says in a news release that she, ““It has been a pleasure working with all of our wonderful hotels, attractions, and events over the years as well as members of the community. I know that with new fresh leadership our county will continue to flourish and grow.”
She continues that she had two goals she wanted to complete before retirement and both were achieved in 2017. They were seeing the achievement of both the impact of the total eclipse on the community in addition to the completion and opening of the new visitor’s center.
Cook served as president of the Kentucky Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus in 2002 and 2003. She also served on the board of directors for the Kentucky Travel Industry Association from 2001-2017. In her retirement, Cook says she looks forward to traveling and spending time with family.
Cook was named the first full-time executive director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in July 1997.
The convention and Visitors Bureau will be accepting resumes before April 30 for the executive director position.