By Staff Report, posted Sep 21, 2022 on BizFayetteville.com
Director of Tourism Marketing Angie Brady, with the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will be stepping into a new position representing North Carolina as the newest addition to the Southeast Tourism Society Board.
Along with working her role at FACVB, Brady will work with other state representatives to create new initiatives to support advocacy and important policy issues facing the tourism industry. Brady will also work to form relationships with tourism organizations of all levels.
Brady was selected from a pool of 33 candidates to fill one of 12 available board seats.
Formed nearly 40 years ago, the Southeast Tourism Society believes strongly that regional promotion of tourism, via partnerships between states, will provide a powerful model marketing alliance unparalleled throughout the country.
Currently the STS has 13 members states (plus the District of Columbia) that include representatives from Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
“The Southeast Tourism Society’s regional impact on travel and tourism through advocacy and empowerment of industry leaders is immense,” said Brady in a press release. “I am grateful for this opportunity to join the board and eager to begin working alongside other impactful leaders across the southeast region.”
During her 14 years with the FACVB, Brady has helped launch many are tourism projects such as the Cultural Heritage Trails program, the “Be a Guest in Your Hometown” Passport, the Hometown Hops Brewery Passport, and Heroes Homecoming.
Interim President & CEO for the FACVB Randy Fiveash shared words of encouragement in a press release saying; “Angie is well deserving of this highly recognized position representing both the Fayetteville area and the State of North Carolina. We look forward to watching her make a tremendous impact on the organization and the tourism industry as a whole, just as she has in our community.”
Brady is also leading a new rebranding effort for the FACVB which is expected to be launched soon.
Brady is a 1999 graduate of N.C. State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in parks, recreation, and tourism management with a concentration in resort management and commercial tourism. In 2012, she earned her Tourism Marketing Professional certification through Southeast Tourism Society. In May 2020, Brady received her Master of Science in hospitality management from Johnson & Wales University.
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