CVB director resigns, takes job in Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark – Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Timothy Jacobsen has been named the next Fort Smith Advertising and Promotion Commission Executive Director.

He was chosen over Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Krislee Murphy and former Food, Music & Technology Director for the New Orleans Business Alliance William Sabo. He will begin in his new role at the end of December or on Jan. 1, 2021, according to A&P Commissioner Storm Nolan.

Jacobsen has for 15 years been the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director. In this role, he manages 14 staff and works in concert with Tri-County Lodging Association on sales, budgeting, forecasting and marketing to increase leisure travel and increase convention business. He has also worked on economic development to create new facilities, improve qualified workforce and increase affordable housing.

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