Kayla Hardage has been named the Tourism Welcome Center Administrator for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.
An Arkansas native, Hardage previously served as the manager of the Department’s Little Rock Welcome Center, where she provided administrative support for the 14 Arkansas Welcome Centers. In this position, she was responsible for various special projects. She also organized and conducted familiarization tours for welcome center staff members and helped coordinate the annual fund-raising auction held during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
In her new role, Hardage will oversee all of the Arkansas Welcome Centers and staff located on the borders of the state. She will also plan and develop marketing and social media strategies to encourage visitation by travelers, and manage the compilation and production of monthly and annual reports.