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NDTCA names new deputy director: Travel Nevada marketing chief Mary Ellen Kawchack

February 11, 2020

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs (NDTCA) has promoted Travel Nevada chief marketing officer Mary Ellen Kawchack to the position of NDTCA deputy director. In this new position, Kawchack will focus on operations and programmatic initiatives and communications within the department.

“Mary Ellen has been a long-standing and reliable force within Travel Nevada,” Brenda Scolari, NDTCA director, said. “I look forward to seeing her intelligent approach to marketing and management benefit the entire department.”

The NDTCA is composed of the Nevada Division of Tourism (Travel Nevada), the Nevada Division of Museums & History, the Nevada Arts Council and the Nevada Indian Commission.

Kawchack has been in the tourism industry for almost 19 years, 13 of them with Travel Nevada. Most recently, she handled Travel Nevada’s brand management and advertising creative direction, including ongoing efforts of NDTCA partners. For Travel Nevada, she also directed staff in research, digital, creative, content and partner-driven programming functions.

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