Monday, September 30, 2013

Meet the Staff: Part 1

At the Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau, our team is busy every day developing and promoting the tourism economy of Lincoln Parish. In the last year there have been some changes and additions to the office so we would like to take to take this opportunity to introduce our staff to you!

Travis Napper, President and CEO

Travis joined the CVB staff in May of 2012. As President and CEO, Travis is responsible for leading sales and marketing efforts to promote Ruston and Lincoln Parish and oversees all administrative functions of the bureau.

Travis came to the CVB from Louisiana Tech University where he served as the Director of Orientation and Special Programs for six years. During his time with the university, Travis was responsible for administering all the orientation sessions for students and parents, as well as training and development of the orientation staff.

“I’m not originally from here, but I’ve always had ties to Ruston. Since moving here over a decade ago, I feel like I’ve been accepted into this family; and it’s a pleasure to be able to serve the area.”

Travis is also an active member of the community. He serves as Vice President of the Ruston Civic Symphony Society, sits on the board of the Dixie Center for the Arts and is a member of the Rotary Club of Lincoln Parish

Travis has been married to his college sweetheart Brittany Schimmel Napper for almost six years. They have two children, Emory, who is four years old and Stover, who will be one on Wednesday.


What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Any time that I get to hear the feedback from our visitors' experiences, and how much they enjoy our authentic community. 

Where is the best place to take the kids in Lincoln Parish?
Lincoln Parish Park or any LA Tech sporting event. My kids always have a great time!

What was the last app you downloaded?
Goodreads. I like it because it helps me keep up with all the books I have read, but more importantly all the books that I would like to read at sometime in the future.

You must like to read. What was the last book you read?
Death by Meetings by Patrick Lencioni.

What is the most special gift you've been given?
My wedding ring. It symbolizes the covenant that we have made to each other and reminds me of how thankful I am to have such a wonderful wife and mother to my kids.

Check back Wednesday, October 2nd for Meet the Staff: Part 2!