Wed, Apr 18, 2012 08:36 AM
KILLINGTON-The Town of Killington officially announced the
appointment of Suzie Dundas as the new Director of Economic
Development and Tourism on April 16. Dundas, former events,
marketing and media coordinator turned interim director, is charged
with marketing and special events to help grow the tourism based
economy of the Town.
Killington Town Manager Seth Webb explains: "Suzie has been a
leading driver behind many of the Office's accomplishments since
2010, including revamping of the Killington Hay Festival, growing
the Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally, receiving the 2011
Governor's Award for Marketing Excellence, and creating of the EDT
annual reports. She knows the community, what it needs to grow, and
is well prepared to succeed in this new role."
Dundas has been serving as the interim director of the Office of
Economic Development and Tourism since October 2011, having worked
in the office since June 2010. Before working for the town, Dundas
served as the communications coordinator for Killington Ski Resort
and worked in the White House and State Department Offices of
Public Affairs. In September 2011, Dundas served as the
Communications Director for the Hurricane Irene relief efforts
throughout central Vermont, and has managed media for outlets
including Spike TV, CNN, NBC, and the New York Times.
Dundas, a Killington resident since mid-2009, holds a bachelor's
degree in Government & Politics from the University of
Maryland, and a Master's Degree in Media and Public Affairs from
George Washington University's top-ranked Columbia College of Arts
and Sciences. While in school, she was a contributing author to the
Encyclopedia of Journalism and conducted an independent
socio-economic research project in Southern Africa with the
University of Lesotho.
The first tasks with which Dundas is charged include upgrading the
Town's online presence, developing a campaign to attract more
weddings, marketing the Town as a golf destination, and working
with the state and surrounding towns to leverage funding for byways
and other long-term tourism enhancement projects.