Scott Larson Visit LaramieAlbany County Tourism Board Executive Director Scott Larson will be stepping down from the organization after being named the new president and CEO of Visit Central Oregon in Bend, Oregon.

Larson's last day will be on July 3rd, after five years serving the county and over a decade in the tourism industry.

"I am so incredibly grateful for my time here and for the amazing team, board members, businesses, partners, and communities of Albany County who have supported our work. We've been able to accomplish so much together and really move the needle forward for the travel and tourism economy in Albany County and in Wyoming. It is certainly bittersweet to leave Albany County Tourism with so many good things going right now, but we are excited for our next adventure. Central Oregon is a beautiful place, and I look forward to serving the communities of that region the same way we did here. Thank you for allowing me to do what I love and for the chance to serve Albany County, Wyoming."

During Larson's time with Visit Laramie and the Albany County Tourism Board, the staff managed a full marketing rebrand and website launch while navigating the waters of the Covid pandemic. In 2021, the office moved locations to 800 S 3rd Street. Just last summer, Larson partnered with the Forest Service and Common Outdoor Ground to open the Centennial Visitor Center.

The Albany County Tourism Board has named Sara Haugen as interim executive director alongside Kera Deakins as assistant interim executive director. According to Ms. Haugen, "Each year of Scott's tenure as Executive Director was met with a record-setting lodging tax collection year. It's no question that his marketing efforts and innovative thinking have paid out in dividends for the community and its economic growth. We are so thankful for the impact he has had on Albany County and the ways we've been able to grow Laramie's tourism industry under his leadership. We wish him and his family all the best in their next big adventure."

The Board encourages community members to apply and share the posting by the application deadline on July 12, 2024.

The Indeed job posting may be found here.