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      Rashelle Beasley Named Interim CVB Manager

      Rashelle Beasley, welcome center manager, has been named interim manager of the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). Beasley has been an intregal part of the CVB team since July 2008. She helped the Albany CVB open Albany TMs first regional Visitor Information Center at the Bridge House, where she was responsible for development, design and layout of Albany TMs first souvenir gift shop. Her expertise in website design and maintenance has put on the map as being one of the most appealing, accessible and user-friendly websites. Her abilities to organize and strategize helped Albany TMs Welcome Center achieve the level 5 State of Georgia Regional Visitors Information Center (RVIC) certification, making Albany the only RVIC in the Plantation Trace (SWGA Region). She has successfully completed the intense three-year curriculum of the Southeast Tourism Society TMs Marketing College and will be receiving her Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) certification in March 2012. I TMm honored to be named interim manager. My training and work with the Albany CVB over the past three-years has prepared me to continue moving tourism in our area to greater heights, said Beasley. I have always been a cheerleader for Albany and the region and feel my enthusiam bubble over to the staff and will make our team even better! Rashelle has been a strong team player on the CVB team for more than three years now and has been a dedicated servant/leader for our community for most of her adult life, said Catherine Glover, president/CEO Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau. She continuously meets and exceeds all of the expectations of her current position as manager of our Visitor Information Center and is a fair and ethically focused personnel manager. She is well-respected by her peers, is very savvy with regards to travel and tourism and is that rare individual page 2that not only cares deeply for her community, but is also motivated by the intrinsic desire to simply serve her community with passion and dedication.Rashelle is very active in the community. Her passion lies with Leadership Albany, where she serves as Chairperson of the organization. She is a member of the Downtown Albany Sertoma Club, and is very active with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and Albany Marathon Board. She is treasurer for the Southwest Georgia Travel Association, and is a member of The Pointe United Methodist Church in Albany, where she serves on the Leadership Team and Praise Team. She has also served on the board of the Albany Junior Women TMs Club and Southwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross. Rashelle was recognized twice as Southwest Georgia TMs Top 40 under 40. Rashelle will play an important role with the CVB as we continue to reach new heights, and most importantly, continue to motivate thousands of visitors to spend many, many nights in Albany, Georgia, said Glover.