Jackson Tough. Submitted photograph.
W. Jackson Tough, 52, is the brand new Fort Scott Tourism Manager.
“I’ve some commitments associated to my place because the El Dorado Springs, Missouri Chamber of Commerce CEO/Executive Director so I will likely be full-time as of Monday, June 21,” Tough mentioned. “However, I do plan to attend some features and conferences to immerse myself into the brand new place earlier than the beginning date.”
“I’ve spent fairly a little bit of time round Fort Scott the previous two and a half years since my spouse, Michele Love Tough is a life-long resident,” he mentioned. “We reside simply south of city, adjoining to the household farm close to her dad and mom, Bob and Joyce Love.”
“I’ve spent a few years in advertising and promotion, from broadcast media in Springfield to selling companies and communities in a rural space.,” Tough mentioned.” I’m a local of El Dorado Springs, Missouri which is nearly thirty-six miles east of Fort Scott.”
Tough has been the CEO / Executive Director at El Dorado Springs, MO Chamber of Commerce – from September 2012 to June 2021.
“As the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, I used to be deeply concerned in our group on many ranges,” he mentioned.” I participated on many boards and committees; Discover More on Route 54 which promotes the US Highway 54 hall from Jefferson City to Nevada, the Opera House Theater board which is about sustaining the historic theater and promotion of the humanities (particularly for our youth), the El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools Capital Improvements Committee, the Spring City Revitalization Group in addition to the entire committees via the chamber group.
“I actually sit up for taking an energetic function in Fort Scott as effectively!”
“I developed skilled networks, created advertising plans for our group and group, and united enterprise and group leaders,” Tough mentioned. “Along with our members and workers, I developed and coordinated group occasions together with National Day of Prayer, Clean-Up El Do Campaign, Annual Excellence in El Dorado Springs Awards Gala and coordinated month-to-month chamber luncheons for 50-60 attendees.”
“I additionally developed and applied tourism actions, sights, and occasions together with Patriot Parkway – forty-eight US flags (on 48 utility poles) alongside a one mile stretch of US Highway 54 in El Dorado Springs, Spring City-Wide Sale, Labor Day Weekend 100 Mile Sale from Camdenton to Nevada, Spring City Spooktacular is a Halloween occasion that attracts lots of to the group, Christmas Parade, Lighting Celebration, and our annual Holiday Expo amongst others.”
“I Initiated and coordinated group betterment initiatives, revealed a weekly e-newsletter, and I’m the first administrator for our social media and press releases,” he mentioned.
Before that, he was the advertising and occasions director for Spring City Revitalization Group (El Dorado Springs, MO) from October 2006 to August 2012.
In this job he developed and coordinated advertising and occasions for downtown revitalization together with grants, an annual chili cook-off, summer time live performance collection, and extra, he mentioned.
From 1999 to 2005 Tough was the station and gross sales supervisor for Clear Channel Communications (Springfield, MO).
In this place, he designed advertising methods and promotional occasions with workers on behalf of purchasers to extend their enterprise income and market share, in addition to managed every day gross sales operations for US97 and ESPN 1400. He was additionally an on-air character and voiceover manufacturing.
Tough attended El Dorado Springs, MO R-2 Schools, and Missouri State University.
Tough has a brand new bride, Michele Love Tough, two daughters in faculty, each learning within the medical area, two “bonus” daughters, one in El Dorado Springs and one in Frederick, Maryland and three grandsons.
“I see a whole lot of alternatives right here and I imagine Fort Scott has a lot to supply guests! ” Tough mentioned. “I do know fairly a bit in regards to the group however I additionally imagine I convey “contemporary eyes” to the group and to our tourism.”
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