Two Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau staff members were recognized recently at the Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in September in Sevierville, Tenn.
Mona Herring, vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, was awarded with the 2012 Tennessee Tourism Roundtable Excalibur Award.
This special award was created in 2009 and is presented to Tennessee tourism legends upon their retirement from the industry. Herring announced her plans to retire in 2013 earlier this year. She was given the award in recognition of her many years of service and leadership in the Tennessee tourism industry.
Also, Stacie Pierce, visitor relations specialist of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, was one of 11 tourism representatives from across the state recognized at the conference for her participation in the Certified Tennessee Tourism Professional program.
Pierce completed the CTTP program by receiving certification before a crowd of more than 400 of her peers.
Pierce, a Murfreesboro native, is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication. Pierce joined the Convention and Visitors Bureau in 2007.