Chattanooga picks a new CVB President

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau has a new President and CEO.

They have chosen Barry E. White, who held the same job in Augusta.

“We look forward to welcoming Barry to Chattanooga,” says Chattanooga CVB board chair Keith Sanford.

“The search committee was impressed by his proven track record of success in Augusta. Under his leadership, there has been a renewed focus on tourism growth and collaborating with elected officials and other partners at the local and state level to expand their convention center and bring new hotels to that city. We think he’ll be a great leader here.”

White has served as the Augusta CVB’s President for 23 years.

“I’ve had the privilege of assisting with the production of the USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships in Chattanooga a few years ago,” White says. “Chattanooga is a wonderful community that understands the importance of a robust tourism industry. I look forward to forging many new partnerships to ensure the city remains one of the nation’s top destinations.”

He is a graduate of UT.

White takes over for Bob Doak, who is retiring.

But he is inheriting a job that will have new scrutiny from local government after a state audit questioned the CCVB’s spending practices.

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