The Greene County Tourism Committee is pleased to announce its recent hire of Erin Keeler for the Tourism Coordinator position. Keeler will work to bring tourism to the Greene County and Lake Oconee area.

“Travel has always been a passion of mine, I enjoy learning about new areas and experiencing different cultures,” Keeler said. “I look forward to using my love of travel to encourage people to visit Greene County and Lake Oconee.”

Keeler is a recent graduate of Georgia College & State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, concentration in public relations, and minor in marketing. While at Georgia College, she served as the president for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter, participated in the chapter’s student run agency SpectrumPR, recipient of the 2012 Student Leader of the Year, and was one of 46 GC graduating seniors to appear in the 2012 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

“In her internship with Greensboro Better Hometown, working with our annual Southland Jubilee event, Erin learned a lot about Greene County and the pride our residents share in hosting visitors,” stated Tamie Moran, Chairman of the Greene County Tourism Committee “Our interview committee was impressed by Erin’s enthusiasm about our communities and working to increase awareness of the Lake Oconee area as a top tourism draw in Georgia”, stated Tamie Moran, Chairman of the Greene County Tourism Committee.

Greene County is located half way between Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia in the beautiful piedmont region of Georgia featuring rolling hills, lush woodlands and Lake Oconee. Lake Oconee is the second largest lake in Georgia. With its 374 miles of shoreline, it offers extensive opportunities to enjoy water sports and some of the best bass fishing in the Southeast. The county is also rich in history, being formed as a frontier town in the late 1700s as well as hosting Georgia’s first paper mill. Redlands Natural Forest provides opportunities for hunting, hiking and camping.  Lake Oconee boasts 117 holes of golf, with courses designed by Tom Fazio, Bobb Cupp, Rees Jones, Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish.  Accommodations include unparalleled resort lodging hosted by The Ritz Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation as well as Reynolds Plantation and Harbor Club Cottages. Vacation rentals are also available for both long and short-term rental. Be sure to visit beautiful Lake Oconee just an hour away from Atlanta. More information is available at www.visitlakeoconee.com.

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