The executive director of the Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Ohio History Connection. Melody Young was one of two recent appointments to be given the honor to serve along side 21 other members comprising the Ohio History Connection board.
Young serves on several Boards in the Ross County area such as The Scioto Society (producers of “Tecumseh!” Outdoor drama), the Majestic Theatre, the Ross County Convention & Facilities Authority, and the Chillicothe Kiwanis Club. She also is a member regionally with the Ohio Appalachian Country and the World Heritage Steering Committee.
Ms. Young is celebrating her eighth anniversary with the Bureau.
Upon announcement of her appointment, the executive members of the Bureau’s Board of Directors expressed their appreciation of her willingness to serve on the Ohio History Connection’s Board. In addition to her current role with the Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau, Young has served in the hospitality industry for over twenty-five years in a variety of management roles with expertise in guest services, human resource management, sales and facility operations.
“It was an honor just to be asked and nominated for the Ohio History Connection’s board.” Young shared. “I am extremely excited to serve on this board of a partnering organization with the Ross Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau.”
Locally, the Ohio History Connection owns the historic Adena Mansion & Gardens site. They also own the Newark Earthworks and Fort Ancient Earthworks sites, which are two of the three locations included in the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks World Heritage nomination.