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Randall Rose

Randall Rose is the Senior Partnership Alliance Marketing Development Specialist for the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC). In his position, Randall oversees VTC’s tourism development field team statewide, while serving as a development specialist in the western regions of Virginia.  Randall and the VTC development team assist tourism entrepreneurs, businesses, organizations, and localities with planning and development. They serve as a liaison to the tourism industry and various local, state, and federal agencies, including connecting tourism industry representatives with the services of the Virginia Tourism Corporation.  Randall has and continues to assist in the development and promotion of various local and regional tourism development initiatives, including `Round the Mountain, Spearhead Trails, Virginia Coal Heritage Trail, Clinch River Valley Initiative, Appalachian Spring, Fish Virginia First, and the New River Initiative.

Prior to joining VTC’s Partnership Marketing division, Randall was a Tourism Relations Manager and supervisor of a Virginia Welcome Center for VTC. Prior to joining the VTC, Randall was on staff at Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park for close to 16 years, serving as executive director before his departure.

Randall has also been involved in both local and regional tourism development, marketing, and economic development efforts through his service on the board of directors, executive board, and as past president of the Blue Ridge Travel Association. He has served on the Tazewell Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, holding both the Vice President of Government Relations and Economic Development positions. 

He currently serves on the boards and committees of various organizations including the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, ‘Round the Mountain, Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation, Southwest Regional Recreation Authority, Fish Virginia First, Appalachian Spring, and the Virginia Coal Heritage Trail. 

Randall has been recognized as “Tourism Person of the Year” by the Blue Ridge Travel Association.  In 2012, he was also recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as part of the inaugural “Forty for the Future” class, which acknowledged Randall as one of forty United States tourism professionals under the age of 40, with great leadership talent anticipated in the future.

Randall is a graduate of Southwest Virginia Community College (AAS - Accounting) and Bluefield College (BS - Management).  He has received certification through the Virginia Travel & Tourism Institute of Virginia Tech and is a certified Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) by the Southeast Tourism Society.

During his leisure time, Randall enjoys hunting, camping, biking, day hiking, and canvas painting.  As a Ford Mustang enthusiast, he enjoys drives scenic Virginia drives from time-to-time. Randall resides in Southwest Virginia, with his wife, Stacy.