Athens-Limestone County Tourism President Jeanette Dunnavant Jones retired Aug. 31 and Teresa Akins Todd assumed the president’s position Sept. 1.
Teresa has served as the co-President of the Tourism Association for the past 6 months and served on the Tourism Board for the past 3 years. Jones stated, “Teresa is trained and ready to assume the helm. She is highly enthusiastic about promoting and growing the tourism program.” Teresa stated “I am honored and very humbled to be given this opportunity to promote all of Athens-Limestone County and I look forward to working with our communities, officials, organizations and businesses. Jeanette has been an inspiration in the way she has increased the positive exposure of tourism to our area and her dedication to serving our county. My goal is to continue to showcase all that our communities have to offer in every aspect of tourism.”
Todd has just completed the first portion of a three-year professional development program in Dahlonega, Georgia that will lead to certification as a Tourism Marketing Professional (TMP).