Wendy Jenkins joined the LARC team in April 1997 after serving as the Director for the Georgia Better Hometown Program. With her work history and strength in rural tourism development and marketing, she brings new ideas to a seasoned company. Her application of the National Main Street 4-Point Approach to tourism development has stimulated the visitor attendance of numerous cities and attractions across the United States. Her extensive travels, both domestically and abroad, have exposed her to a multitude of tourism programs. This global experience has enhanced her expertise in advising clients on new marketing efforts and planned tourism development.
Before leaving Georgia, Wendy also worked with the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Committee (ACOG), exposing her to one of the world’s greatest athletic events. She was chosen by her hometown to run with the Olympic Torch for her efforts in building a new Welcome Center in her community. The half-million-dollar facility was completed in May 1996 just in time to greet Olympic visitors for the summer games.
Atlanta Art Institute
Southeast Tourism Marketing College
Director, Anti-Drug Program, TODAY Foundation
Consultant/Tourism Development, Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Strategic Planning Mediator
Director, The Georgia Better Hometown Program
President/Tourism Director, Dahlonega, CO
Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce, GA
Most Unique: ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History
Most Rewarding: Hall Winery, Napa, California
Most Enriching: Dahlonega, Georgia Folkway Center
Most Complex: Yale University Tercentennial
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