Linda Hart is the Executive Director for the Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. She has worked in the hospitality industry for nearly three decades, starting in customer service for Banc One Leasing in Columbus, Ohio after graduating from The Ohio State University. She left the banking industry to pursue her passion working with horses and eventually became the equestrian director for the Double JJ Ranch and Golf Resort. In 2004 she moved to Holland and worked for Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant as Front-of-House Manager. After six years, she was offered the opportunity to work for the Holland Area Visitors Bureau as Community Outreach Coordinator. Linda was promoted to the Executive Director position in October 2020. Linda has spearheaded many initiatives for the visitors bureau, including receptive operator for the cruise industry, relocation information, Holland’s Handcrafted Passport, New Events Grant Program, and the Holland Oz Project. She also has served as a national board member for America in Bloom.