Augusta CVB names new president and CEO
By Staff – WRDW
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — The Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau have named Bennish Brown as their new President and Chief Executive Officer.
According to a release, Brown was selected after a nationwide search. Officials say, Brown has spent 18 years as a tourism professional, serving 12 years as the Executive Director of the Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Rock Hill, South Carolina, before relocating to Tacoma, Washington where he has served as President and CEO of Travel Tacoma + Pierce County since 2012.
After six years in Tacoma, Brown says he is honored to be selected for this position and is eager to begin his cross-country trek back to the Southeast, the release says.
They say he was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Destinations International, which is the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitor bureaus and tourism boards. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Washington Tourism Alliance and is immediate Past Chair of the Washington State Destination Marketing Organizations Association.
Prior to tourism, Brown spent nearly two decades in the communications arena, working in radio, newspaper, and public relations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and a master’s degree in public relations, both from the University of South Carolina, according to a press release.