About the Job
The Galena/Jo Daviess County Office of Tourism is searching for an energetic, entrepreneurial leader to serve as the President/CEO of the organization. Galena/Jo Daviess County Office of Tourism is the official destination marketing organization for Jo Daviess County, Illinois, a premier Midwest destination, and, as such, is responsible for promoting the county, including its most notable city, Galena, as a year-round travel destination to consumers, groups, media, small meetings and conventions and niche markets, thus creating quality overnight visitors to the destination.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit. The President/CEO reports to an 11-member board of directors representing interests from retail, restaurants, large and small lodging, attractions, events and at-large members. The President/CEO directs and leads the DMO toward its mission and works directly with the board on policy making and strategy for the organization.
The President/CEO provides leadership for planning, budgeting, implementing Galena/Jo Daviess County Office of Tourism programs, tourism promotion and development. The President/CEO is the primary spokesperson and public face for the destination and serves as the liaison to local governments and other local, state, regional and national groups.