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Timothy Bush , President & CEO of the Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism was installed as Chairman of the Louisiana Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (LACVB) Board of Directors during the association’s recent meeting in Charenton.


“I am honored to be serving LACVB and the statewide convention and visitor industry,” said Bush. This organization plays an important role in connecting travel industry organizations throughout the state and helping them work together to attract convention and tourism business. I look forward to working with my fellow board members to keep the momentum going.”


New officers installed include the following: Arlene Gould, with the Natchitoches Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau, as vice chairman; Stacy Brown, with the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau as treasurer; Carla Tate, with the Tangipahoa Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau, as secretary; and Eric Edwards, with the Livingston Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau, as immediate past chairman.


“We are thrilled that our members have selected a slate of industry leaders from throughout the state to lead this organization as we work to position the convention and visitor industry as an important economic driver and provide members opportunities to market their communities as travel destinations,” said Jill Kidder, LACVB president and CEO.


About the Louisiana Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus

The mission of LACVB is to serve as the collective voice of Louisiana’s destination marketing organizations and provide members with education, networking and marketing opportunities. It works to impact the local, state and national convention and visitor industry, while also positioning the industry as an important economic generator in member communities. For more information, visit .


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