Newman Leaving State Tourism Agency

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After more than six years, Indiana Office of Tourism Development Executive Director Mark Newman is moving on. He will begin September 7 as executive director of Indiana's public television and radio station association, IPBS. The nonprofit represents 17 outlets throughout the state.

Newman's background includes time as vice president of marketing and communications for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and chief operating officer of the Indiana Sports Corp. He was also a member of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and World Cup USA 1994 organizing committees.

While Newman was leader of the IOTD, the agency says visitors to the state reached record levels.

The announcement was made in the From the Indiana Office of Tourism Development's monthly e-newsletter that reads:

Dear Friends:

This will be the last newsletter I write as the Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. I recently accepted a position as Executive Director of IPBS, Indiana’s association of public television and radio stations. Public broadcasting has long been a passion of mine. My last day with IOTD will be Friday, September 7.

One of the great honors of my career has been to serve the State of Indiana and develop friendships in this industry. You are an extraordinary group of people who bring great passion and talent to your work. I am motivated by the collective intellect of this group and have been proud to work with people like you who take such pride in the places they represent. No doubt I will take what I have learned working with you all into my new role with IPBS. 

This tourism industry has left an indelible mark on who I am, so thank you for welcoming me some 6+ years ago. Thank you, too, for being so generous with your thoughts and insight. And finally, thank you for being such strong advocates for this important industry.

Best of luck and warm wishes to all of you for whatever your futures may bring.

With kind regards,

Mark Newman

Newman's last day will be September 7.

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