The Ridgeland Tourism Commission has selected Chris R. Chapman as its new executive director, replacing Mary Beth Wilkerson, in June who retired.
Chapman has over 30 years experience in the tourism and travel industry of Mississippi, incling being truly a bureau manager for Visit Mississippi (the state’s tourism office). A Bachelor is held by her of Science from Mississippi State University, is really a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) through the Convention Industry Council, serves on the Mississippi Tourism Association board and holds a certification in Convention Marketing through the International Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus. Lately, she was president of Chapman Meeting Professionals, LLC, which focuses on consulting on all phases of event and meeting planning, along with meeting market sales destination and development management goals.
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