Newman Leaving State Tourism Agency

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • Perspectives

    • Do You Make These Top 5 Marketing Mistakes?

      Picture this: You’re the CEO of a multi-million dollar company. In just a few short years, you have led your firm in quickly become a rising star within your industry. Now, you’re ready to make your entrance into the big leagues known at this year’s premier tradeshow. The only problem is that your rapid growth has outpaced your "DIY" marketing. And to be taken seriously at the next level, your company needs a strong marketing message that clearly...



Company Name:
Confirm Email:
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections


  • Most Popular Stories

    • Thor Set to Become Largest RV Maker in The World

      Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) has announced an agreement to acquire a German recreational vehicle manufacturer for approximately $2.4 billion. Once complete, Thor says the deal for Erwin Hymer Group SE will create the world's largest RV maker. EHG currently employs more than 7,300 globally and its RVs are sold through a network of over 1,200 retailers. The companies say they expect no change in employee headcount or number of facilities as a result of...

    • Manufacturer Bringing 500+ Jobs to Hobart

      An Illinois-based manufacturer is moving two manufacturing operations from Illinois to Indiana, with plans to create up to 582 jobs in Hobart by the end of 2021. Wynright Corp., which makes intelligent material handling systems, says it will invest $26 million to build and equip a facility at the NorthWind Crossings business park. Parent company Daifuku North America says the move puts the operations under one roof in a location that's able to handle future growth.

    • The new degree program begins this fall

      Purdue Launches Degree+ Program

      The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University has unveiled a program aimed at helping students complete two bachelor's degrees without extending their time to graduate. The program, known as Degree+, allows students outside of the college to complete a bachelor's degree in their chosen major while also adding a liberal arts degree.

    • The company has 7,600 employees, most of which are located throughout the U.S.

      Steel Dynamics Completes Acquisition

      Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: STLD) has completed its $5 million acquisition of Kentucky Electric Steel. The company says as part of the deal, it plans to reopen the KES rolling mill in Ashland, Kentucky in November. 

    • (Image courtesy of AM General)

      AM General Wins $560M Humvee Contract

      A major contract has been awarded to South Bend-based AM General LLC. The more than $560 million deal involves production of 2,800 Humvee ambulances. The first vehicles, AM General says, are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of next year. U.S. Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan is the contracting activity. AM General is partnering with Rock Island Arsenal Executive Vice President of U.S. Defense Chris Vanslager says...