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Katy Jett named new tourism leader for Oak Ridge

Katy Jett, a marketing executive with extensive Oak Ridge ties, has been named president of Explore Oak Ridge.

Katy Jett, a marketing executive with extensive Oak Ridge ties, has been named president of Explore Oak Ridge.

tuesday afternoon

The announcement was made.

“I’m excited to become listed on the staff of Explore Oak Ridge and the chance to market Oak Ridge and increase tourism,” Jett said in a news release. “Oak Ridge is on the leading edge of science, holds a rich invest history, and is surrounded by scenic trails and rivers offering activities many haven’t discovered yet. I turn to making Oak Ridge a destination for folks to go to forward, stay overnight, dine, shop, and explore. In the end, we are the trick City with a large story to inform.”

Jett succeeds Marc DeRose, in September to pursue other career interests who resigned.


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“Katy includes a passion because of this community and the expertise and experience to cultivate tourism as a force in economic development,” stated Owen Driskill, chairman of Explore Oak Ridge. “We have been excited to welcome Katy being an outstanding leader for Explore Oak Ridge. We greatly appreciate Explore Oak Ridge vice president Lisa Kendall&rsquo also;s service as interim president in this transition.”

on Monday

Jett will start her new role, Dec. 3.

Jett includes a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Tennessee and served running a business development and marketing for K-25 Federal Credit Union for seven years. She was vice president of marketing for UT Federal Credit Union for 12 years before joining Enrichment Federal Credit Union, where she was vice president of marketing for a decade.

Jett’s marketing roles have included media relations, promotions, event management, community involvement, budget management, training, and leadership, in line with the release.

Explore Oak Ridge is really a non-profit organization that does destination marketing for the populous city of Oak Ridge. Find out more at exploreoakridge.com.