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Evansville CVB leader to step down

(photo courtesy of the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The president and chief executive officer of the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau is planning to step down. Jim Wood confirmed to our partners at WEHT-TV that he will resign in January after two years in the position.

Wood joined the CVB in January 2020 after serving as CEO of MEET AC, the tourism bureau in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He says his last day will be January 14 when his contract expires. 

The CVB says Wood helped the organization pivot during the pandemic with a greater focus on youth sports at the Deaconess and Goebel Sports Parks.

“Jim has put us in a fantastic position to succeed going forward and helped navigate us through a horrific pandemic,” said Joey Kiefer, chairman of the CVB’s board of commissioners. “He felt as though he had done the most he can under the existing conditions that Evansville offers. We respect that and look forward to continuing to move forward and champion Evansville and Vanderburgh County as a desired destination to visit and meet.”

Kiefer says the commission will immediately begin the process to find Wood’s successor.

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