Ward Franz Out as Missouri Division of Tourism Director

November 4, 2019

(Picture above: Ward Franz, previous Director of Missouri Division of Tourism)

The Missouri Tourism Commission named Luke Holtschneider interim director for the Missouri Division of Tourism today.  Holtschneider will oversee operations of the Division while the commission launches the search for a new director to succeed Ward Franz.

“We would like to thank Ward for his many years of public service to the State of Missouri,” said Commission Chair Scott Hovis. “We look forward to working with Luke in the interim and to finding a new director to lead our dedicated staff as they continue building on their past achievements.”

During the interim, Holtschneider will maintain his responsibilities as Department of Economic Development Deputy Director.  For more information on Missouri tourism, visit visitmo.com.


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