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Louisiana Office of Tourism
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Kyle is the state tourism director for Louisiana and has served in that capacity since 2012. Prior to his current position, he served as President/CEO of the Ruston LIncoln CVB.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Brand USA, Southeast Tourism Society, U.S. Travel Association, and is the Vice Chair of the Travel South USA Board of Directors. He serves on the DMAI Destination Foundation Board of Trustees, the U.S. Travel Association Board executive committee, the U.S. Travel Association Project: Time Off Advisory Board, and is a member of the National Council of State Tourism Directors.
Kyle previously served as President of the Louisiana Association of CVBs and Vice Chair of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association. He also has served on the Brand USA Marketing Advisory Committee.
He received his Certified Destination Management Executive distinction from DMAI in 2008 and was named as tourism's Rising Star by Southeast Tourism Society in 2010. During 2013, the Louisiana Office of Tourism received the Southeast Tourism Society state tourism office of the year award, and the Louisiana Office of Tourism is only the second state to receive international accreditation from DMAI.