Several key employees of The Group Travel Leader Inc and Small Market Meetings have been given promotions heading into 2020. They include two veterans with years of experience managing divisions of the companies and a relatively new employee who has quickly distinguished himself in the areas of sales and marketing.
“Brian Jewell and Kelly Tyner are well-known to our readers, our clients and the industry at large,” said publisher Mac Lacy. “Both have proven over years of work that they can be trusted with major responsibilities for heading up primary areas of our companies.
“Since joining us years ago as a free-lance writer right out of college, Brian has steadily proven he has a great sense of editorial content and innovation,” said Lacy. “In addition to managing our three dozen or so publishing deadlines each year, Brian is adept at overseeing numerous writers and designers and is an accomplished speaker. His talents have shone for years, and I am very happy to add the title of vice president to his existing title of executive editor.
“For about the same period of time, Kelly Tyner has distinguished herself as a peerless sales and marketing executive for our companies,” said Lacy. “Kelly is as good at maintaining client relationships as anyone I have met in 40 years of business. She always takes the side of her clients and works tirelessly to be sure they receive what they have paid for. Like Brian, she has created innovations for our us and richly deserves her new title of vice president of sales and marketing.
“Kyle Anderson is a recent University of Kentucky graduate who has proven very quickly that he understands how to sell our companies’ products,” said Lacy. “The new business Kyle has brought into our shop in just two years is remarkable, and he, too, has proven that he wants his clients to succeed. As a result, Kyle has been promoted to director of advertising sales for The Group Travel Leader Inc and Small Market Meetings, where he works directly with Kelly Tyner on behalf of our many clients.”