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Knox County CVB Staff & Board

Located at the CA&C Visitor Center, the Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau's office is here to welcome you to Knox County. Our friendly and knowledgable team is prepared to field your interests and connect you with your passions.

Carol Grubaugh, Executive Director

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"I've lived in Knox county for over 40 years and have seen this county flourish. The development and attractions have grown exponentially and I feel confident visitors will feel a pull to be a part of this excitement and growth."

Favorite Stop: Ariel-Foundation Park
Must-Eat: Fiesta Mexicana
Can't Miss Event: Mount Vernon Music & Arts Festival

Olivia Toth, Marketing Manager

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"Knox County is truly unexpected. Surrounded by pastoral beauty and green space, you can't ignore the peace you can find here. At the same time, there is a buzz. A buzz of innovation, entertainment and arts that begs you to join in. When you visit you become a part of it, you're never on the sidelines."

Favorite Stop: Kokosing Gap Trail
Must-Eat: The Gambier Deli
Can't Miss Event: Rural Society Antique & Garden Sale

Savannah Gilmore, Relations Coordinator

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"I come from a local family businesss that has greeted visitors for over 30 years. From across the state to even further, Knox County is a destination for everyone. There is more than one way to enjoy it; on the trails, along the river, at the shows and the list goes on."

Favorite Stop: Kokosing Valley Camp & Canoe Putt Putt
Must-Eat: Mazza's
Can't Miss Event: Fredericktown Tomato Show

Board of Directors

Our staff would not be able to do what we do without the team of Board of Directors. Sharing their local knowledge, expertise and passion for Knox County, we are grateful for collaborative partners that move our mission forward.

Laura Hess, Board President Retail Analytics, Valvoline Retail Services

Kate Aryanata, Past-President Owner & Operator, The Mount Vernon Inn

Victoria Preston, President-Elect Sales Director, The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel

Kylie Lashley, Secretary Owner & Operator, Lashley Training Center

Renee McDaniel, Treasurer Owner, McDaniel CPA

Bill Pursel, Knox County Commissioner

Samantha Scoles, Assistant Director of Communications/PR, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Megan Evans, Marketing Director, Mount Vernon Arts Consortium

Sarah Thorne, Knox County Auditor

Amber Keener, Mount Vernon City Council

Interested in joining our board? Click the LINK to apply!

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