Learn about Sumner County Tourism at our May luncheon! Barry Young, Executive Director of the Tourism Board of Sumner County, will be our guest speaker and we can't wait to see what's going on in one of our wonderful counties. Lunch will be hosted in the Colorado Grill banquet room and the cost is $16 per person. Please RSVP by noon on Monday, May 16th.
Here's more about Barry: Barry Young began his role as Executive Director of the Tourism Board of Sumner County December 1st, 2011. During his tenure at Sumner County Tourism, visitor spending has dramatically increased, and annual occupancy tax revenues have more than doubled. Although COVID has been tough on the tourism industry, Sumner County Tourism is already back on track to have another outstanding year.
Under his leadership, Sumner County organized one of the largest solar eclipse events in Tennessee in 2017, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world. In 2019, Sumner County hosted its first-ever tourism conference,
Southeast USA Spotlight, showcasing the county to tour operators and destination marketing organizations from all over the Southeast. Barry has served on the Tennessee Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, the Middle
Tennessee Tourism Council, and in 2017 earned the designation of Travel Marketing Professional from the Southeast Tourism Society.
Barry came to Sumner County from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, where he worked as Director of Tennessee’s highly rated Welcome Centers. In 2005, he was appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen to represent Tennessee Tourism on the “Keep Tennessee Beautiful” Advisory Committee, which developed the “Stop Litter” campaign. In 2010, Barry graduated from the inaugural “Lead Tennessee” program for emerging leaders in state government. Prior to his state service, Barry worked for Metro Nashville Parks as the Director of Operations at The Parthenon Museum in Centennial Park, one of Nashville’s busiest tourist attractions. In addition, Barry has previously worked at Nashville Public Television and WLAC Radio in Nashville. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He and his wife Kim are residents of Sumner County, and their daughter and 3 granddaughters live in Nashville.
Date and Time
Tuesday May 17, 2022 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Tuesday, May 17th
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Colorado Grill Banquet Room 2747 US-31W, White House, TN 37188