DAVIS, W.Va. – During the Governor’s Conference on Tourism held at Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Hatfield McCoy Trails Executive Director Jeff Lusk was recognized as one of the 2016 Stars of the Industry.
The Stars of the Industry awards recognize standout organizations and individuals who have promoted the many wild, wonderful destinations throughout the state and whose hard work has encouraged development of the tourism industry in West Virginia.
As Professional of the Year, Lusk was recognized as an individual who has made significant contributions to the West Virginia’s travel and tourism industry through exceptional job performance, leadership in the industry, or development and improvement of tourism facilities and/or activities.
“As we plan for another great year in the travel and tourism industry in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, I’d like to express my continued gratitude to our partners for their hard work, creativity and dedication in helping to make the Mountain State a world-class destination,” Commissioner of Tourism Amy Shuler Goodwin said. “The Stars of the Industry Awards serve as our chance to acknowledge the folks and entities that continue to play major roles in promoting our state.”
Entries for the Stars of the Industry awards were reviewed by an industry panel.
Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, in collaboration with the West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus and the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association, hosted the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism, September 25-28, at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.