Visit Minot hires executive director

The Visit Minot board of directors announced that Phyllis Burckhard, a longtime Minot resident, will lead the convention and visitors bureau. Burckhard left her position as the Business, Sales and Marketing Director for the OBASA Group to become the Visit Minot executive director.

“Phyllis will be a great asset for Visit Minot and we are confident she will hit the ground running,” said Bill Thomas, president of the Visit Minot board of directors. “Her knowledge and understanding of the industry and proven leadership will ensure our continued success well into the future.”

Burckhard said that she is extremely excited about joining the team at Visit Minot. “The work that is being done to help grow tourism in Minot has been impressive. This is an excellent time to continue to expand those efforts, and show off what this amazing community has to offer to our visitors.”

Burckhard’s extensive experience in management, hospitality and tourism comes from a career in the industry as well as serving on various boards of directors and local organizations. Among Burckhard’s community involvement is 20 years as a Minot Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. She will begin in her new position on Sept. 8.