Bagshaw resigns as Greene County tourism director
Ted Remsnyder reports in Columbia-Greene Media that Heather Bagshaw has quit her job as Greene County tourism director. On Aug. 6 she started a new job as the vice president of marketing with Destination Niagara USA. “Number one, it was just about a personal change,” she said. “Ultimately it was about career advancement. This opportunity affords me growth in my career, working with a great destination and team and working under President and CEO of Destination Niagara USA John Percy, who is well known in the industry. It just was a great career move for me and that’s basically the main reason. I did enjoy my time with Greene County. I love the people, but it was just time.” Bagshaw became Greene tourism director in February 2013 and was a Catskill Village Trustee from 2015 to 2018. Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden sung her praises. “She worked tirelessly,” Groden said. “She automated a lot of things and brought technology to bear in the industry. We had the formation of the Tourism Advisory Committee under her, as well as the Business Advisory Committee under her. So she was very active and she was very involved in the community.” Groden said the county is looking for a replacement. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.