Destination Hudson announced the election of officers.
Ron Stolle, a Board member since 2014 was elected president. Stolle is also a Director of the Hudson Library and Historical Society and serves on Hudson's Planning Commission. He is the author of the ongoing series of Hudson Hub-Times articles entitled "Learning about America's 17 Hudsons."
Lisa Carson, who joined the Board in 2015, was elected vice president. Carson is the founder and CEO of The Carson Group, a Hudson based creative, advertising, marketing and communications company. She also owns Gwendolyn Elizabeth, a bath, body and candle business located at 126 W. Streetsboro Road.
Kris Barker is Destination Hudson's treasurer. She is the branch manager of the First National Bank, located at 80 W. Streetsboro Road. Barker is active in The Rotary Club of Hudson, EMS Outreach of Hudson, Hudson Community First and The Hudson Chamber of Commerce.
Secretary Debra Sherman was reelected. She is president of Connecting for a Cause, a non-profit fund raising organization for charitable causes, and owner of Classic Event Services LLC, a marketing and event-planning group. Sherman is involved with a number of Hudson events, including the Taste of Hudson.
Liz Murphy has been the executive director of Destination Hudson since its founding in 2009. Murphy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Destination Hudson including the Visitor Center and Gift Shop.
Ted Olson, the immediate past president and a residential realtor with the Kurz Group of Keller Williams Chervenic Realty. Murphy and Olson, along with the four officers, comprise Destination Hudson's executive committee.
Other Destination Hudson directors include: Nicole Alverson, executive director of The Hudson Chamber of Commerce; Debbi Classon, president of the Fairways Association; Regan Gettens , vice president of Property Management for Fairmont Properties; Elaine Keebler, owner of the North End Market; Jim Stiffler, the city of Hudson's Economic Development Director; Chris Strok, a business development officer in the metals and mining industry; and, Lou Young, a retired commercial real estate executive and immediate past Vice President of Destination Hudson.
Destination Hudson is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes Hudson as a great place to live, learn, work, play, shop and visit. As an umbrella community organization, Destination Hudson works with other community groups to assure mutual objectives are achieved. The Destination Hudson Visitor Center and Gift Shop is located in the historic Town Hall, at 27 E. Main St. The Visitor Center open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and on Saturdays from Noon until 4 p.m.