Steve Arrison


Hot Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hot Springs

Age: 58

Steve Arrison

Hot Springs’ Convention & Visitors’ Bureau is also called “Visit Hot Springs,” and under Steve Arrison’s leadership more than 2 million visitors did just that last year. Arrison oversees all marketing and promotions for the city as the executive director of the city’s Advertising & Promotion Commission, which has a $1.8 million annual budget. Arrison manages the city’s convention center, Summit Arena and the Mountain Tower. Summit Arena, which has nearly 200,000 SF of exhibit space, is the state’s largest convention facility. Arrison is the 2014 president of the Arkansas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus.