Presented to a young professional (age 35 or under) employed the travel and tourism sector for the individual’s commitment to increasing his or her expertise in the industry, demonstration of leadership abilities, and outstanding accomplishments that have added value to travel and tourism.
Nick Breedlove, Executive Director, Jackson County Tourism Development Authority
In 2015, following his diverse, non-tourism professional history, Nick stepped into his current role as the Executive Director of the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority (JCTDA), a role which he is the first to fulfill. It didn’t take long for Nick’s hard work, leadership, and influence to be felt. Despite its small size (only 41,000 full-time residents) and his relative lack of prior category experience, Nick has exhibited a dedication to industry metrics.
As part of his current role, Nick oversees the advertising and marketing programs, long-range strategy, organizational and financial plans and also publicizes activities, programs and coordinates efforts with the Chambers of Commerce and community groups.
The JCTDA was established to strategically market the county to tourists using occupancy tax funds collected by area lodging facilities.
To read the full press release on Nick's Accomlishment, please click HERE.