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Dave Kirk Receives Chamber of Commerce ’40 Under 40′ Recognition

Visit Owensboro is proud to announce that Dave Kirk, director of Destination Management, has been named an honoree of the 2023 Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s “40 under 40.”

This nomination was based on Dave’s leadership and his potential to influence our community in positive ways. According to the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, these nominations are bestowed upon individuals who demonstrate hard work, innovation and going “above and beyond” to make Owensboro a better place.

Mark Calitri, president of Visit Owensboro, said, “Dave has demonstrated a real passion for the future of Owensboro and Daviess County. He’s helped shine a national and international spotlight on our community through extensive and creative marketing efforts.”

“Dave has strategically leveraged his position as Destination Management director with Visit Owensboro and has worked tirelessly to enhance and improve our community for future generations,” Calitri noted, adding that communities like Owensboro thrive under great leaders who continue to step up and put in the hard work.

According to Calitri, “We need to aggressively pursue more young professionals like Dave Kirk.”