UCBJ Blog: Triplett planning UC visit

Kevin Triplett.
Kevin Triplett.

LIVINGSTON – Tennessee’s top tourism official is paying a visit to the Upper Cumberland this week.

Kevin Triplett, commissioner of the state’s tourism department, will make two pit stops in the region on Wednesday, Dec. 2, as part of his travels throughout Tennessee. Triplett has been conducting general tourism meetings with city, county, chamber and tourism partners since he was appointed to his position earlier this year.

Triplett will be at the Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce, 222 E. Main St., Livingston, at 9:30 a.m. to meet with officials from Overton, Jackson, Putnam, White, Clay and Pickett. Later that afternoon, he’s scheduled to talk at the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber, 34 S. Main St, Crossville, at 2 p.m. with Cumberland, Bledsoe, Fentress and Van Buren officials.

Triplett, a former vice president of public affairs for Bristol Motor Speedway, has served as department commissioner since April, replacing Susan Whitaker. He’s made several stops in the UC since, including Granville and Smithville this summer.

Since his appointment, Triplett has visited more than 50 of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Cindy Dupress, spokeswoman for the department, said he plans to visit them all, schedule permitting, within his first year.

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