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Industry Outreach & Development

The Industry Outreach & Development team’s core function is to provide support and assistance to the communities and businesses within the tourism industry. They can provide information about cooperative programs, marketing campaigns, consumer trends and marketing research. In addition, they are responsible for organizing industry outreach events and assisting communities with product development initiatives within the four key niche areas of agri-tourism, sports tourism, outdoor adventure tourism and tribal tourism.


Kirk HulsteinKirk Hulstein


Industry Outreach & Development Director

  • Directs Outreach and Development initiatives

  • Marketing Research, Consumer Insights and Industry Performance

  • Industry Training and Workshops

  • Industry Reporting

Natasha BothunNatasha Bothun


Strategic Partnerships & Outreach Manager

  • Chair, annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism

  • Coordination of Tourism for a Day

  • Department Activities and Wellness Programs

  • Strategic Partnerships and inter-agency coordination

Coming SoonNate Johnson


Welcome Center Manager

  • Interstate Welcome Centers

  • Hiring and Personnel

  • Management of daily Welcome Center operations

  • Employee training

  • Industry programs, sales and sponsorships

  • Exhibits and visitor experience

David PooleDavid Poole


Warehouse Assistant

  • Manages Tourism's warehouse

  • Bulk Shipments

  • Warehouse Inventory