Tara Watson-Watkins

last updated 5/8/2018

Tara Watson-Watkins

Executive Director- Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau at City of Lufkin

300 E. Shepherd, Lufkin, Texas, United States
HQ Phone:
(936) 633-0247

General Information


Artistic Director - The Pines Theatre

Marketing Director - Woodland Heights Medical Center

Marketing Director - Woodland Heights LLC


Bachelor of Science degree - Speech Language Pathology , Texas Christian University

degree - Speech Language Pathology , Texas Christian University


Board Member - Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce

Board Member - Hospice

Officio Member - Lufkin Printing Company Inc

Officio Member - Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce

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Lufkin Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff : Lufkin Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tara Watson-Watkins
Tara Watson-Watkins is the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau's Executive Director and the Artistic Director of The Pines Theater. She is a 2001 graduate of Texas Christian University with a degree in Speech Language Pathology. Upon graduation, Tara worked in Dallas and Austin as a pharmaceutical representative with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Santarus. In 2006, Tara returned to her hometown of Lufkin as the Marketing Director for Woodland Heights Medical Center. Her combined experience, hometown pride and love of bringing people together, led Tara to her current position with the Convention and Visitors Bureau where she has served as director for the past 7 years. Tara had the opportunity to travel across the Lone Star State as Miss Texas 2000 where she spoke with over 300,000 school aged kids on staying in school, being drug free, setting goals and presenting her HIV/AIDS program, Stayin' Alive. She was also named to the Top 10 at Miss America in 2001. She is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Texas and is very active in her community serving on the boards of Hospice in the Pines the LISD Education Foundation, the Junior League of Lufkin, Chamber of Commerce and PineCrest Retirement Community. She also serves as the chairman for many Lufkin Chamber of Commerce functions. She is involved in her church where she sings in the choir and continues to be an HIV/AIDS activist.

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Director, Lufkin Convention & Visitors Bureau

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