Bob Hendrix retires from Visit Dothan

Bob Hendrix speaking to the media at a BMX tournament, September 2017.
Bob Hendrix speaking to the media at a BMX tournament, September 2017.(WTVY News 4)
Published: Jan. 18, 2018 at 1:34 PM CST
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After eighteen years of service, Bob Hendrix has announced his retirement from the Executive Director position at Visit Dothan. During his time as Executive Director, Visit Dothan has received multiple awards in tourism achievement. Just last year, Visit Dothan saw a 24% increase in tourism related expenditures in the Dothan area, and over $16 million in local taxes generated.

As Executive Director, Mr. Hendrix served on multiple Boards of Directors and advisory councils across the region and state, including Alabama Travel Council, Alabama Tourism Department Advisory Committee, Southeast Tourism Society, Alabama Historic Commission, Alabama Motorcoach Association, Georgia Motorcoach Association, Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Historic Preservation Committee, and the Wiregrass Festival of Murals board. He lobbied on a local, state, and national level for Dothan tourism through these boards and councils. He is also an active member of Rotary International and the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Dothan, serving on the Vestry committee.

“Bob has devoted two decades to Dothan tourism,” commented Bill Durden, Chairman of the Visit Dothan Board of Directors. “We appreciate his time and service to growing the tourism industry in the Dothan Area, and look forward to continuing to build on this legacy.”