Visit Overland Park Taps Warren Wilkinson as New President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 24, 2022
Overland Park, KS – Visit Overland Park, Overland Park’s official destination marketing organization has welcomed Warren R. Wilkinson as the organization’s new President.
Wilkinson has significant travel and tourism leadership experience having served as Chief Marketing Officer for Choose Chicago and Visit Indy as well as leading the travel and tourism practices at Mbuy and Barkley. In his new role as President, the tourism veteran will be responsible for leading the organization’ mission to drive increased overnight visitor spending in Overland Park by developing and enhancing the city’s destination brand.
“Warren is an experienced and proven leader in our industry,” said Darren Chadwick, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Visit Overland Park. “We are very fortunate to have selected a senior executive with the industry experience, knowledge and vision to lead Visit Overland Park into the future.”
"I have always been a passionate advocate for the travel and tourism industry and the positive impact it can have on our community,” said Wilkinson. “The opportunity to serve in a leadership position in the community that I call home is a privilege and honor that I will cherish. I look forward to working with the dedicated team of professionals at Visit Overland Park and OP’s greater tourism ecosystem to enhance and steward the destination brand of our city. We will continue to work hard every day to help our city realize its greatest possible tourism future."
As President of Visit Overland Park, Wilkinson will lead efforts to promote the second-largest city in Kansas – and the largest suburban city in the Kansas City metro – as an attractive travel destination.
About Visit Overland Park:
Visit Overland Park is a 501c6 Destination Marketing Organization that also serves as the official marketing organization for the city of Overland Park, Kansas. The organization is responsible for promoting the community as a vibrant and inviting place to visit and as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of visitation, Visit Overland Park strengthens the community’s economic future and provides more opportunities for the residents of Overland Park. The organization is primarily funded through transient guest tax of hotels and short-term rentals. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all Overland Park residents through the economic and community benefits of tourism. For more information, visit VisitOP.com