Herlihy is new deputy tourism comissioner

first_imgHerlihy Is New Deputy Commissioner Of Vermont Department Of Tourism &MarketingMONTPELIER, Vt. – Cathy Herlihy of East Montpelier has been appointed thenew Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing(VDTM). Herlihy takes over the post from Sybil Chicoine who left in lateSeptember for a job in the private sector after serving as VDTM’s DeputyCommissioner since January of 2002.Since 1995 Herlihy has been Director of Training & Marketing with theVermont Small Business Development Center (SBDC). SBDC is a non-profitpartnership of government, education, and business whose goal is to spurVermont’s economy by helping small businesses succeed and grow throughtraining and consultation. SBDC is partially funded by the U.S. SmallBusiness Administration, the Vermont Department of Economic Development,and the Vermont State Colleges.Vermont Tourism & Marketing Commissioner Bruce Hyde said he was pleased tohave someone with Herlihy’s background join the Department’s managementteam.”Cathy brings a very strong marketing and business development backgroundto the Department and we’re excited to be able to call upon herdemonstrated strengths in marketing, strategic planning and organizationaldevelopment,” Hyde said. “Cathy will be responsible for much of theday-to-day operation of the Department and will work closely with the restof our senior management team, overseeing VDTM’s marketing, publicrelations, sales and research efforts.”I am very excited about this new role and to have the opportunity to workmore closely with Vermont’s tourism industry and to focus on a vitalsector of the Vermont economy,” Herlihy said. “Over the years, I have hadthe opportunity to work with a wide variety of small businesses, includingtourism-related businesses, and to help them address a variety ofchallenges. I think understanding those challenges will help guide me inthis new role.”###last_img read more