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Perman steps down as Indiana County tourism director

| Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Indiana County Tourist Bureau Executive Director Penny Perman has resigned after eight years on the job.

“I've enjoyed promoting our tourism in Indiana County for the last eight years. I feel that I did so with passion and professionalism” Perman said in a statement released by the tourist bureau. “Building tourism relationships among the community, region and state was a unique opportunity that I was fortunate to be a part of. I feel it is now time to resign my position and move on to other endeavors. I will remember forever the experiences that I have been a part of. I wish success to all those involved in working and promoting Indiana County.”

Perman, of Homer City, declined to comment further on her decision to resign. The tourist bureau marked its 50th anniversary last month with a celebration coordinated by Perman at The Rustic Lodge.

“Penny has done a wonderful job at the tourist bureau and in her time here has guided the organization to a state-of-the-art tourism promotion agency second to none,” said tourist bureau president Gregg VanHorn. “All of Indiana County has greatly benefited from her commitment to promoting our area. She will be sorely missed.”

Denise Liggett will serve as interim director until a permanent replacement for Perman is selected. Liggett had previously worked in the tourist bureau's advertising department. “Denise, who has previously worked with Penny at the tourist bureau, brings a wealth of experience to the job and will step in to make sure that promotion of county events and happenings will continue without interruption while we search for a new executive director,” said VanHorn.

Greg Reinbold is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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