Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association names new tourism director
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The current head of the Spearfish, S.D., Chamber of Commerce has been named as the new vice president of tourism marketing for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.
Lisa Langer has been the executive director of the Spearfish Chamber for 13 years. She will replace the Glenwood Chamber’s current tourism marketing director, Lindsey Lewis, who will be leaving the chamber at the end of the year.
“Lindsey has once again demonstrated her loyalty and professionalism and agreed to stay on until January to allow for a smooth transition,” Glenwood Chamber President and CEO Marianne Virgili said.
Lewis has been in the marketing position for the past two years, as part of the chamber’s contract with the city of Glenwood Springs to handle tourism promotion using the city’s lodging tax proceeds.
“Lindsey has incredible character and is one of the most professional, dedicated and loyal people with whom I have ever worked,” Virgili said.
Virgili said she has known Langer for several years through their common chamber director roles.
“I have known Lisa professionally for several years and am impressed with her expertise in tourism marketing, her respect for volunteer leadership and dedication to community development,” Virgili said in a press release, which also thanked the members of the selection committee.
Langer was chosen from among 35 applicants in a nationwide search to fill the tourism marketing position.
The selection committee included city tourism board member Steve Beckley, chamber board member Suzanne Stewart, city councilman Ted Edmonds, chamber staffer Angie Anderson, and local public relations professional Vicky Nash.
“I think you will all enjoy working with her, and I know that she will love working with you,” Virgili said.
Langer announced to chamber members in Spearfish on Tuesday that she was accepting the Glenwood Springs position, according to an article posted at rapidcityjournal.com on Wednesday.
“I have been offered a terrific opportunity to grow in my career,” Langer said in an email to Spearfish chamber members. “This new position … is a chance for me to spread my wings and give to another community what I have given to Spearfish.”
Spearfish is located in the popular tourist region of southwest South Dakota just north of the Black Hills National Forest.
In addition to her chamber work, Langer is also the current regents chair for the West Institute for Organizational Management, president of the South Dakota Chamber and Economic Development Council and the Black Hills Business Council, and past president of the Mid America Chamber Executives.
Langer’s last day on the job in Spearfish will be Dec. 20.
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