Deana Clark is the Executive Director of the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Deana leads the brand position of “Marietta, Ohio’s First Adventure”, and continually promotes her county as a premier tourism destination in Appalachia Ohio.
Deana’s prior work included management of Burr Oak State Park Lodge and Conference Center, and Executive Director of the Morgan County CVB.
She is a member of the Marietta Noon Rotary Club, and in addition to her work at the CVB, Deana and her husband are co-owners of the Ohio Valley Opry, a country, bluegrass, and gospel music show held at the historic Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville, Ohio.
A mother to four daughters, she also has four beautiful grandchildren that she adores.
Deana loves all things Appalachia, and considers it a great honor to work in a community that still displays the values of the early pioneers that settled Marietta in 1788- hard work, perseverance, and determination.
Shannon joined the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitor Bureau in September of 2012 as Member Relations and Group Tour Coordinator later promoted to Marketing Director. Shannon’s duties include managing the CVB’s social media accounts, website, partnerships and more!
Shannon graduated from Washington State Community College in June 2012 with an associate’s degree in Applied Business.
Shannon lives in Marietta with her daughter, labradoodle Bella and cat Banditt. In her spare time she loves to be in the great outdoors or traveling to her next big adventure.
A Marietta native, Shannon says she loves showing people what is so special about Marietta and Washington County. “There is so much more to Marietta and Washington County than meets the eye. I love being able to open up people to new and exciting things in the area that people don’t realize is in their own back yard.”
A graduate of Warren high school, Bruce has lived in Washington County his entire life. As a teenager in the 1970s, he became interested in photography and has been a passionate student of the art ever since. His photography has been published in many local and state publications. Bruce started capturing images for the Marietta-Washington county visitor guide, beginning with the 2017 guide and joined the staff full-time as creative director in January of 2022.
Bruce loves to photograph the city of Marietta and feels, “There is a photo opportunity on every street corner in the city of Marietta.”