Tim Scott, Community Bank President, The Bank of Missouri, and Chairman of the Board, Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB, is pleased to announce that Jason Outman will be joining the Chamber/CVB organization as the new President/CEO.
“We had a collaborative hiring process and believe that Jason Outman is a great fit for the role,” stated Scott. “I believe his leadership, experience and perspective will go a long way toward increasing visitation to Branson and, ultimately, the success of our community.”
Jason is a graduate of Strayer University with an MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management and comes to Branson from his previous position as Executive Director with Experience Columbia SC.
He began his tourism career at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia and later joined Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism in Columbia, South Carolina where he was Director of Sales & Services for four years.
In 2014 Jason joined Experience Columbia SC where, for the last six years, he has served as Executive Director leading the tourism, conventions, and sports teams.
“We are excited to see Jason join the CVB and Chamber organization as the new CEO. He brings a fresh perspective and years of DMO expertise to our amazing destination,” said Derek Smith, CPA, Partner, BKD, LLP and Chairman, Branson/Lakes Area Tourism Community Enhancement District (BLATCED). “His passion for destination promotion and approach to researched-based marketing should drive more visitors and business to our area. We welcome Jason and his family to the Ozarks and look forward to working with him to market the TCED.”
Most recently Jason completed the Destinations International Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) program, while serving on the Convention Sales & Services Committee, as well as the Advocacy Committee.
He and his wife, Yavonda, have two children and enjoy boating, sporting events, theater, and spending time with their three dogs.
“The City was pleased to be part of the selection process for the incoming CEO,” said Stan Dobbins, Branson City Administrator. “We are thrilled with the new possibilities and experience Jason brings and look forward to building on an already strong relationship with the Chamber/CVB. I feel Jason will take us to a whole new level. I loved his energy, knowledge, and strong family commitment from the first time we met.”
After leaving his position with Experience Columbia SC, Jason Outman’s first day on the job in Branson will be January 18, 2021.