TEXAS FOREST TRAIL REGION WELCOMES MARTY PRINCE AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
NACOGDOCHES, Texas –– The Board of Directors of the Texas Forest Trail Region welcomes Marty Prince as their new Executive Director. Prince currently serves as the Tourism Coordinator for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau and assumes her duties when current Forest Trail director Mary Turner steps down in June.
Prince brings more than 15 years of professional experience in conception and design of promotional materials; marketing and management of community, civic, and non-profit programs and special events, including advocacy campaigns; communication and development of media campaigns, press releases, presentations, and publications; and in web development and integration of new media, social networking, and online marketing. Prince’s many talents also include managing small and large budgets, volunteer recruitment, curriculum development, and research and grant writing.
"We are so excited to welcome Marty to our organization," said George Fite, President of the Texas Forest Trail Region Board of Directors and City Manager for the City of Hughes Springs. "Our organization is committed to excellence and innovation mixed with East Texas charm and hard work and [Prince] brings all of those qualities to the position."
A Nacogdoches native, Prince holds a Master’s of Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from the University of Texas at Austin. She loves the unique history and culture of East Texas and is looking forward to traveling the region, meeting new people and learning about each community’s special contribution to the story of Texas.
The Texas Forest Trail Region is a regional tourism initiative developed by the Texas Historical Commission that helps Texans connect with their roots and for visitors to experience the Texas story in 35 counties of East Texas including Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Henderson, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Marion, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Panola, Polk, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Walker and Wood.