Jeff Chastain to lead the Bureau’s Communications Department
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 2, 2023) – The Little Rock Convention & Visitors
Bureau (LRCVB) has announced the hiring of Jeff Chastain as Director of
Communications. Bringing over 20 years of expertise to the role,
Chastain will manage a variety of communication and media relations
strategies and activities to support the Bureau’s tourism efforts for the city.
“Jeff was a natural choice for our team,” said LRCVB Vice President
of Marketing, Communications & Community Engagement Kasey Summerville.
“We believe Jeff’s work experience has guided him toward tourism work
for the LRCVB, and we are excited about his plans to promote Little Rock.”
Chastain joins the LRCVB after working with E.C. Barton & Company in
Jonesboro, Ark. for the past 16 years. This included 12 years as the
public relations director, planning and executing the company’s annual
meeting and vendor trade show. He also served three years as public
relations director for the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to help make meaningful
contributions to the city of Little Rock by being part of the LRCVB,”
said Chastain. “Our work, by our mission, is to improve the quality of
life and the local economy through our many activities. Work of this
nature is emotionally rewarding.”
Chastain earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis
in public relations from Arkansas State University. He was a founding
member of the Jonesboro Young Professionals Network and has produced
cycling and running events to benefit local charitable organizations.
A runner and cyclist, Chastain said what drew him to Little Rock was the
city’s diverse recreational activities and infrastructure for an active lifestyle.
ABOUT THE LITTLE ROCK CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) is the official
destination marketing organization for the City of Little Rock, charged
with marketing and selling the city as a meeting, sports, and leisure
travel destination. The LRCVB also manages the Statehouse Convention
Center, Robinson Center, River Market, and multiple parking facilities.
For more information, visit www.littlerock.com .