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ROBYN BRIDGES ELECTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR SOUTHEAST TOURISM SOCIETY


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Robyn Bridges, vice president of Auburn-Opelika Tourism, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of the Southeast Tourism Society (STS).

Founded in 1983, STS promotes travel and tourism throughout a 12-state region. The organization focuses on Education, Advocacy, Recognition and Networking for travel and tourism industry professionals and their respective destinations. Bridges will serve on the STS board through 2021.

“The STS Board of Directors are leaders within the travel and tourism industry, who we look to as the visionaries for our organization,” said Monica Smith, president and CEO, of Southeast Tourism Society. “The Board’s leadership provides valuable insight as STS continues to grow and support the tourism industry, particularly in regards to promoting travel to our 12 member states. Each board member brings a unique skillset or expertise that helps us develop programs to enhance professional development within our industry.”

Bridges has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She was employed with the Hotel at Auburn University before joining Auburn-Opelika Tourism in 2003. Bridges has been active on a variety of industry and civic boards and committees, including the Alabama Hospitality Association, the Alabama Travel Council, the Public Relations Council of Alabama, the Southern Public Relations Federation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County and United Way. Bridges is passionate about the Auburn-Opelika community and sharing the culture of our destination to audiences around the country and beyond.

About STS

Headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, STS is an association that works to unite all segments of the travel and tourism industry through its four pillars of education, advocacy, recognition, and networking. Established in 1983, STS is an engaged network of 1000+ members from twelve states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit SoutheastTourism.org

About Auburn-Opelika Tourism

The Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau is an economic enhancement tool for the communities of Auburn, Opelika and Lee County. We promote and develop our area through the travel and tourism industry and introduce the unique spirit of Auburn-Opelika to visitors from around the world.

For more information about STS, contact Wendy Thomas at 770-542-1523 or email wendy@southeasttourism.org.

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