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Hudson Valley Tourism Joins HVEDC Board of Directors
POUGHKEEPSIE—The Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. recently announced the addition of Hudson Valley Tourism, Inc. to its Board of Directors, represented by HVT President Amanda Dana.
In 2018, Dana assumed the role of Orange County Tourism Director. In 2019 she and her tourism team acquired the Orange County Film office. In 2021, Dana was named the President of Hudson Valley Tourism, Inc, a 10- county hospitality and tourism marketing organization focusing on promotion of the incredible assets of the Hudson River Valley region.
Dana has more than 30 years of contribution in a variety of marketing and sales leadership roles in the Hudson Valley region with 18 years in executive recruiting/talent management, 10 years focused on commercial and residential real estate and five years in economic development.
She joined the team of the Orange County Partnership in 2013, heading up its Business Retention & Expansion division. In this role, she was responsible for fostering the growth of Orange County companies.
Prior to joining the Partnership team, Dana ran a successful real estate practice in Orange County, focusing on both commercial and residential transactions.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work more closely and be a member of this prestigious board at HVEDC. Everything about hospitality and tourism is economic development and as President of Hudson Valley Tourism, Inc., I am confident that I can contribute to the important mission of HVEDC while representing the voice of tourism for this majestic region,” said Dana.
“Tourism in the Hudson Valley is a huge economic driver and we are excited to continue to work with Amanda and her team to expand these opportunities. Having Hudson Valley Tourism, Inc. on the board of HVEDC will be a fantastic resource as we work together to bring economic development and tourism to the region. I look forward to a fruitful and exciting partnership,” said Mike Oates, president and CEO of HVEDC.
Hudson Valley Tourism is a regional tourism entity whose mission is to promote and enhance the image of the Hudson River Valley region, located in the historic Hudson Valley a federally designated National Heritage Area, as a leisure and business destination. HVT is a 10-county region designated by I LOVE NEW YORK to promote tourism for the area. Counties include Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester. Regional information can be obtained from any of the county tourism offices, the Hudson Valley Tourism website, www.travelhudsonvalley.com, or by calling 845-615-3860.