Destination Toledo president takes Tulsa jobWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tulsa World is reporting that Destination Toledo President Dave Nolan will leave NW Ohio to take a job as “senior vice president of VisitTulsa, the convention and visitor program at the Tulsa Metro Chamber.
Nolan said he took the job for a combination of reasons.
“Opportunity knocked and this was an opportunity to be an executive in a city with a dedicated funding stream. I enjoyed my time in Toledo. I tried to make an impact while I was here,” he said, describing the decision as “bittersweet.”
Nolan told the Toledo Free Press he was proud to be part of Toledo and enjoyed UT sports and the Mud Hens. Nolan will continue to monitor what is going on in Toledo as years progress, he said.
“I will always be a fan of Toledo and I think the future of Toledo is bright,” Nolan said.
“Dave has been offered a great opportunity with Tulsa. He has done a lot for Toledo in the time he has been here. Most recently with the branding committee for Toledo,” said Rich Nachazel, board member of Destination Toledo. “He’ll definitely be missed. He reorganized and reenergized the staff at Destination Toledo and we’ll be looking for someone to replace him who can do the same.”
Nachazel was a member of the search committee that brought Nolan to Toledo and has been appointed to a search committee to find Nolan’s replacement. Nachazel said the process is up to the board chairman, but the board will probably go through a search agency again.
Nolan has served as president and CEO for Destination Toledo since January 2009. He is scheduled to begin his position as senior vice president of VisitTusla on Aug.2.