Hardage named welcome center administrator

Kayla Hardage, a 2012 graduate of Henderson State University, has been named the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism’s new tourism welcome center administrator.

Hardage will oversee all Arkansas welcome centers and staff located on the borders of the state, according to Arkansas Business. She will also plan and develop marketing and social media strategies to encourage visits by travelers and manage the compilation and production of monthly and annual reports.

Hardage previously served as manager of the center, where she provided administrative support for the 14 Arkansas Welcome Centers and was responsible for various special projects.

Hardage also organized and conducted familiarization tours for staff members and helped coordinate the annual fundraising auction held during the Governor's Conference on Tourism.