2016 Industry Leader: Kathryn York

Kathryn York

Kathryn York Director of Sales, Visit Franklin-Williamson County Franklin, Tenn.

Kathryn York started her career in the hospitality industry when she was in college working in a themed restaurant. Little did she know what started out as scuba diving to clean fish tanks would lead to overseeing a group sales and marketing department for one of the most recognized restaurant attractions in the United States. York has served the Nashville area hospitality industry for 16 years, with the past 11 years in her current role as director of sales at Visit Franklin. 

Career Accomplishments Two of York’s greatest career accomplishments are being presented with the MPI Tennessee Chapter’s President’s Award and being named one of Connect magazine’s 40 Under 40.

Rave Review “Kathryn York was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area and hotels, and she was so easy to work with. I value the help I receive from the CVBs all over the country, and Kathryn is one of the best salespeople I’ve worked with,” says Denise Hart of Nix Conference & Meetings Management.

Growing up, I was sure I would be… a country singer.