Gretchen Hall has been named the chair-elect of Destinations International’s board of directors. Destinations International is the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitors bureaus and tourism boards.
Destinations International serves destination marketing professionals and has almost 6,000 members and partners from nearly 600 destinations across 13 countries.
“I am honored to serve as chair-elect of the Destinations International Board of Directors,” Hall said in a press release. “It is a great privilege to represent Arkansas’s capital city and its travel and tourism industry, especially in these ever-changing, uncertain times.”
Hall is the president and CEO of the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau and is also a certified meeting professional and a certified destination management executive. Under her leadership, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau serves as the official destination marketing organization for the city of Little Rock. The LRCVB handles destination marketing and manages public meeting facilities, including the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center, Ottenheimer Market Hall, First Security Amphitheater and multiple public parking facilities.
Hall most recently was secretary and treasurer of the board of Destinations International and currently serves as the president of the Heart of Arkansas Regional Tourism Association, an executive committee member of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership and on the board of the Little Rock Regional Chamber. In the past, Hall has been president of the Arkansas Travel Council, chair of the Arkansas Association of CVBs and president of Skål Arkansas. She is also a member of the U.S. Travel Association, Southeast Tourism Society and Little Rock Rotary Club 99.
Hall obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Lyon College at Batesville and a master’s in business administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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