For Immediate Release


CARMEL, Ind. – A national search begins soon to replace Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. President/CEO Brenda Myers who will retire mid-summer, and Diversified Search Group – specifically its non-profit and mission-driven division Koya Partners – will lead the HCT Board of Directors in a national search.


Myers announced her planned retirement in 2022. It e​​nds a 19-year tenure as the organization’s leader during a time when the tourism economy grew significantly. Hamilton County now attracts an estimated 6 million visitors annually. She also served as a founding board member of the tourism organization more than 30 years ago as a representative of Conner Prairie.


Koya Partners will guide a search committee comprised of members from the HCT Board, Hamilton County Tourism Commission, and local community.


Diversified Search Group has almost 50 years of experience in identifying transformational leaders for the future in more than 14 offices nationwide through a network of more than 180 consultants representing all sectors. It also has experience in the global marketplace.


“The firm’s strengths match the strengths of the unique organization HCT has become,” said HCT Board Chair Norman Burns, II. “It supports the power of authentic nonprofit leadership, and we think that will be critically important as HCT continues to grow and seek ways to support the community.”


Koya Partners has extensive international background in working with arts and culture, social impact, philanthropic, advocacy organizations, and agencies that serve a variety of audiences.


“We hope the choice of this company communicates that there is a commitment to seek new leadership that will carry on the legacy of responsible tourism demonstrated by our outgoing president,” Burns said.


The goal is to have a new leader in place by mid-summer.

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About Hamilton County Tourism 

Hamilton County Tourism Inc. is a nonprofit, destination management organization that promotes tourism growth through strategic marketing, hospitality and development initiatives providing hospitality to more than four million visitors to Hamilton County, Indiana, each year.