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Executive Director

Local Address: Tyler, Texas, United States
City of Lufkin
P.O. Drawer 190
Lufkin, Texas 75902
United States

Company Description: The City of Lufkin operates under the Council-Manager form of government, with all legislative and policy-making responsibilities vested in the City Council and all...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • degree , Speech Language Pathology
    Texas Christian University
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City of Lufkin
www.cityoflufkin.com, 10 July 2013 [cached]
Tara Watson-Watkins
Artistic Director - The Pines Theater
800-409-5659
936-633-0349 - Direct
936-634-8726 - Fax
Visit Lufkin Home : News : View News
www.visitlufkin.com, 23 Dec 2009 [cached]
Tara Watson-Watkins (936) 633-0349 twatkins@cityoflufkin.com
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City of Lufkin hires Tara Watson-Watkins as LCVB director
The Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau has received one thing on its Christmas wish list - a director for the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tara Watson-Watkins, former Miss Texas and a hospital public relations and marketing specialist, will become the LCVB's first Executive Director.
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Search and Selection Committee Chair Greg Shrader of the Lufkin Daily News adds, "Tara 'gets it'. She understands what Lufkin has to offer and is ready to tell the world about it. She communicates, networks and sells well and those traits are key if you're going to be successful in the tourism industry."
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Watson-Watkins and the Board will be responsible for promoting special events, advertising Lufkin's attributes and attractions and positioning Lufkin as a destination for conventions and meetings. Up until this year, the Chamber of Commerce received the bulk of the HOT (Hotel Occupancy Tax) monies and directed Lufkin's tourism efforts. The new CVB will be housed at the Chamber office but is an independent entity.
In accepting the position, Watson-Watkins said, "I am honored to have been chosen to head the CVB.
Visit Lufkin Home : About the LCVB : LCVB Staff
www.visitlufkin.com, 10 Dec 2013 [cached]
Tara Watson (Executive Director)
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Tara Watson Executive Director twatson@cityoflufkin.com 936-633-0349
WHMC Staff -Tara Watson
woodlandheights.net, 19 June 2008 [cached]
Tara WatsonWHMC Staff -Tara Watson
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Tara WatsonDirector of Marketing (936) 637-8687
As the director of marketing for Woodland Heights medical Center, Tara Watson develops and implements the marketing and branding strategies.Some of her responsibilities include overseeing all advertising, public and media relations, community involvement and physician relations.She also oversees marketing programs and services that are health related and customer centered.Since joining the Woodland Heights marketing team she is responsible for the publication of the Heartbeat, an employee based newsletter, development of the hospital website and crisis communication.
Tara Watson joined the staff of Woodland Heights Medical Center in November, 2006.Watson has spent the past 10 years away from Lufkin living in Fort Worth, Dallas and Austin but is now happy to be home again.She is a 2001 graduate of Texas Christian University with a degree in Speech Language Pathology.
After graduation she worked in Dallas as a health care representative with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.The past two years she has lived in Austin and has been a specialty representative with Santarus, Inc., a specialty gastrointestinal pharmaceutical company.
Tara has much public relations experience from her year as Miss Texas 2000.She has been an HIV/AIDS Activist since 1992 and during her year as Miss Texas spoke to over 300,000 students about the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Visit Lufkin Home : News : View News
www.visitlufkin.com, 28 May 2010 [cached]
TARA WATSON-WATKINS LUFKIN CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
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We are proud to be a part of this dedication and are excited to welcome more visitors to the area to see what all Lufkin has to offer," said Tara Watson-Watkins, executive director for the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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