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Loudon County tourism official to lead CVB

Cheryl Kilday
Cheryl Kilday

A tourism official from Loudon County, Va., has been named president and CEO of the Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Cheryl Kilday will begin her new job in Spokane on Aug. 23, the CVB said in a news release this morning. She has 25 years of experience in the tourism industry, according to the release.
Most recently, she's been president and CEO of Visit Loudon, the destination marketing organization for Virginia's wine country. Under her leadership, that organization won an Emmy award in 2008 for a series of videos and numerous travel and tourism industry awards.

A tourism official from Loudon County, Va., has been named president and CEO of the Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Cheryl Kilday will begin her new job in Spokane on Aug. 23, the CVB said in a news release this morning.
She has 25 years of experience in the tourism industry, according to the release.
Most recently, she's been president and CEO of Visit Loudon, the destination marketing organization for Virginia's wine country. Under her leadership, that organization won an Emmy award in 2008 for a series of videos and numerous travel and tourism industry awards.
"Cheryl is incredibly experienced and well respected in the industry," Lynelle Caudill, chairman of the CVB's board of directors, said in the news release.
Kilday's predecessor at the Spokane CVB, Harry Sladich, resigned in April to take a senior-level job with Spokane-based Red Lion Hotels Corp.
The CVB conducted a national search for his replacement.



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