(Neb)-Chadron Record Editor Kerri Rempp Named County Tourism Director Listen
CHADRON - Chadron Record Editor and longtime journalist Kerri Rempp has been named Dawes County Tourism Director. The County Travel Board selected Rempp earlier this month and the County Commissioners approved her hiring last week.
Rempp will also serve as tourism director for Sioux County, which pays up to half of the revenue from its tourism lodging tax to Dawes County to share the services of its tourism director.
Rempp begins her new duties as Northwest Nebraska Tourism Director in 2 weeks on Monday, Oct. 14, succeeding Kristina Reeves, who resigned to take a position in the private sector after having her first child.
Travel Board Chairman Alex Helmbrecht says the panel was pleased to find such a qualified candidate as Rempp.
He says “Kerri has a lot of great skills, is an effective communicator, knows the area well, and understands how important tourism is to the local economy," adding that the board can't wait to work with her on different initiatives.
Rempp, who has nearly two decades of newspaper experience, says she's excited to change gears and take on a new challenge.
Rempp joined the Record in 2008 and was promoted to General Manager and Editor in 2013, then was also named General Manager of the “Hot Springs Star” in 2016.
A Nebraska native who lives in Harrison, Rempp earned her Bachelors degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Dakota.
She has won multiple journalism awards for her writing, photography, and page design, including four first place citations earlier this year from the Nebraska Press Awards.
As Northwest Nebraska Tourism Director, Rempp will promote tourism for the region and serve as the Travel Board’s spokesperson.
She will also oversee administrative, operational, and marketing functions of the Travel Board, assist area organizations with grant submissions, and establish and maintain effective communication with a variety of stakeholders.
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