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Speaker Bio-Tara Watson-Watkins

Tara Watson-Watkins

Tara Watson-Watkins is the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Executive Director and the Artistic Director of The Pines Theater.  The LCVB is responsible for promoting special events, advertising Lufkin’s attributes and attractions and positioning Lufkin as a destination for conventions and meetings.

She is a 2001 graduate of Texas Christian University with a degree in Speech Language Pathology.  Upon graduation, Tara worked in Dallas and Austin as a pharmaceutical representative with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Santarus. In 2006, Tara returned to her hometown of Lufkin as the Marketing Director for Woodland Heights Medical Center.  Her combined experience, hometown pride and love of bringing people together, led Tara to her current position with the Convention and Visitors Bureau where she has served as director for the past 5 years.

Tara had the opportunity to travel across the Lone Star State as Miss Texas 2000 where she spoke with over 300,000 school aged kids on staying in school, being drug free, setting goals and presenting her HIV/AIDS program, Stayin’ Alive.  She was also named to the Top 10 at Miss America in 2001. She is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Texas and is very active in her community serving on the boards of Hospice in the Pines and the LISD Education Foundation, as well as serving as the chairman for many Lufkin Chamber of Commerce functions.  She is involved in the Junior League of Lufkin, her church where she sings on the Praise Team and continues to be an  HIV/AIDS activist.

When Tara is not volunteering in the community or at home with her husband, attorney Brent Watkins, and daughter, Analeigh Grace, she lectures and teaches across the state and throughout the country.

Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus
PO Box 1256
Denton, TX  76202
Phone: 940-999-1002
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