Tyson Compton, TMP
President | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyson has served as President of the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau since February 2009. Tyson came to Huntington from the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky where he was marketing director for fourteen years. Prior to that he lived in Los Angeles where he was Marketing Director for a magazine publishing group.
A freelance writer for twenty years, he was also editor of Where-Los Angeles, an LA travel guide. Also while in Los Angeles, Tyson sold a motion picture screenplay and wrote an episode each for the television series "Murphy Brown" and "Just Shoot Me." In the late 90s, Tyson hosted a cable series that took a look at the entertainment world behind the scenes.
Born and raised in Louisa, Kentucky, Tyson has fond memories of visiting here in his youth, and loves the opportunity to promote this exceptional city.
Aaron Arnold, TMP
Office Manager | email@example.com
Aaron joined the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau team in September of 2012. Aaron is a native of Grayson, KY but has lived in Huntington since 2005, when he married his wife Courtney. He came to the CVB from the Hampton Inn-Downtown in Charleston, where he served as Asst. General Manager. He is a former Board Member at Large with Huntington’s South Side Neighborhood Organization and continues to volunteer and support this group as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State, West Virginia Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Huntington Museum of Art Open Door Membership Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, and several other local organizations.
In 2003, Aaron graduated from Morehead State University with a degree in Journalism. He and his wife have two sons and a daughter – Brooks, Lewis, and Blair.
Anna Adkins, CTIS
Sales Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
A native of Ceredo-Kenova, WV, Anna Adkins is deeply connected to the region and has lived or worked around Huntington, WV, her whole life. She attended Marshall University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. As an undergraduate, she was a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, We Are…Changing The World, and served as the campus representative for TOMS Shoes. Prior to joining the Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau, Anna worked with the public for 7 years in the retail industry – both as employee and manager. Anna also worked at River Cities Gymnastics and Cheerleading Center as an instructor and coach for 2 years where she helped lead several teams to multiple national titles.
An avid animal lover, Anna volunteers with One by One Animal Advocates and has two beautiful dogs, a Great Pyrenees and a Jack Russell/Dachshund mix.
Visitor Liaison | email@example.com
Angelo was raised on a small farm in Lincoln County. At the impetus of some excellent teachers, he moved to Huntington and enrolled at Marshall University for the fall semester of 2007. There Angelo earned his B.A. in Political Science with a focus on public administration in May of 2012. Before joining the Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau in August of 2014, Angelo worked front of house at the River and Rail Bakery just next door, and St. John’s Childhood Community and Development center “feeding his kids.”
He writes fiction in his spare time and visits his Dad in Lincoln County every Sunday.
Manager - The Red Caboose | firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandy joined the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau in August 2015. She is a Huntington, West Virginia native, both born and raised. Brandy attended Marshall University and received her Bachelors degree in Fine Art with a focus in Painting and a Minor in Psychology. She is a working artist. Her adoration for the arts and the creation of her own work started at a young age, and she plans on continuing forward in her career working in and around the art world. Brandy is also an avid traveler with a love for new adventures and a firm believer in learning and trying new things.
Intern | email@example.com
Brooke Estep is a Huntington native and a Yeager Scholar at Marshall University. She is a junior Public Relations major with minors in English and Marketing and loves promoting her city to the Marshall community. She has worked on several planning committees with the WV Baptist Convention and she is an active member and leader with Baptist Campus Ministry at Marshall. She also serves on a committee for the Society of Yeager Scholars Board. After completing her undergraduate degree, Brooke plans on attending graduate school and traveling. Eventually she hopes to pursue a career in the Public Relations and Tourism field.
Tour Guide | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanette Jenkins is our step-on tour guide. She was born and raised in Huntington and loves to meet people and tell them about her beautiful city.