WARSAW — Kosciusko County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (KCCVB) has announced the resignation of its chief executive officer, Jill Boggs, who has been selected as the new president and CEO of Visit Fort Wayne, effective Feb. 14.
Visit Fort Wayne’s Board of Directors retained SearchWide Global, an executive search firm, to manage the recruitment process for the president and CEO role within the organization.
“While we regret losing Jill as our chief executive, I can say on behalf of the board of directors and bureau staff, that we are excited for her opportunity to advance her career in destination marketing and management,” said Doug Hanes, chairman of the KCCVB board of directors.
“Jill’s contributions the past six years has been truly significant and brought the bureau many award-winning initiatives along with enhancement of its image locally, regionally, and at the state level, by effectively representing our county and its valuable visitor economy. We wish her the very best and appreciate her sincere dedication to a smooth transition of leadership.”
In her new leadership role, Boggs will be responsible for the overall administration, supervision, and operation of Visit Fort Wayne – Allen County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Jill’s caliber and experience as the next leader of Visit Fort Wayne,” said Kelly Updike, president and CEO of the Embassy Theatre and president of the Visit Fort Wayne Board of Directors. “Jill’s strong knowledge of the destination marketing industry and its emerging trends, and her ability to connect that knowledge to a vision for growth, set her apart from other candidates we met in our national search. She also brings experience in economic development, marketing and staff development to our already-thriving organization. We are excited about Visit Fort Wayne’s growth potential.”
Boggs’ last day with KCCVB will be Feb. 10.
The search for a new executive director is underway.