- Destination Development & Sports Management
Chris Gendek, the Destination Services Director for Visit Owensboro, is from Henderson, Ky., but is proud to call Owensboro home. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communications from Kentucky Wesleyan College.
After graduating from Kentucky Wesleyan in 2010, Chris moved to Nashville, Tenn., where he began his career in hospitality working for Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. While his experiences moved him around the country from Aspen, Colo., to Miami, Fla., Chris returned to Owensboro in 2015 excited to share his unique experiences with Owensboro’s hospitality and travel industry.
Chris is involved with Chamber of Young Professionals, a 2018 graduate of Leadership Owensboro, and a commissioned Kentucky Colonel since 2006.
Chris enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Ashley, son, Wrigley, and daughter, Willow. He is an avid sports fan and when not traveling you can find him cheering on his favorite teams. Let’s Go Preds! Go Cubs Go! Da Bears!