Bowling Green, KY, January 4, 2023 – The National Corvette Museum is pleased to announce that Mitchell Rabold-Pearson has been named Senior Tourism Manager. Rabold-Pearson joins the National Corvette Museum, bringing nearly two decades of experience in Kentucky’s tourism industry.
At only 16 years old, Rabold-Pearson began working with the Berea Convention and Visitors Bureau before going on to manage group sales for the landmark Renfro Valley Entertainment Center. After gaining experience in group sales, Rabold-Pearson shifted to working with the Kentucky Horse Park where he coordinated both group sales and major events. Next, Rabold-Pearson managed sales at Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill – the largest and most culturally important Shaker site in the Commonwealth.
Rabold-Pearson then transitioned to working in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky where he served as the executive director of tourism for the Prestonsburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. During his time there, Rabold-Pearson was appointed as an advisor to the Kentucky General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Economic Development and Tourism. As a member of the committee, he counseled members of the Kentucky General Assembly on legislative policy to advance economic and marketing goals for Kentucky.
Rabold-Pearson returned to the Bluegrass Region to serve as the Executive Director of the Nicholasville, Wilmore – Jessamine County Joint Tourism Commission. As Executive Director of the NWJCJTC, Rabold-Pearson worked with elected officials and members of the executive branch of the federal government to help found and develop a marketing strategy for Camp Nelson National Monument, established in 2018.
Rabold-Pearson and his spouse moved to Bowling Green in November of 2021. Since then, he has worked in marketing and community development most notably with the Community Foundation of South-Central Kentucky. Rabold-Pearson is a member of the Bowling Green Garden Club, the Bowling Green-Warren County Landmark Association, and the Friends of Riverview at Hobson Grove. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and a board member of Operation PRIDE.
According to Sharon Brawner, President and CEO of the National Corvette Museum, the organization is thrilled to have Rabold-Pearson join the team. “Mitchell has dedicated his entire career to tourism in the state of Kentucky, and the National Corvette Museum is fortunate to have him leading our tourism efforts.”
Rabold-Pearson will assume his duties on January 9, 2023.
About The National Corvette Museum: Since 1953, the Corvette has been America’s Sports Car. The National Corvette Museum is a 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit foundation, serving as an educational and research institution with the mission of celebrating the Corvette’s invention and preserving the legendary automobile’s past, present, and future. For more information visit corvettemuseum.org or call 270-781-7973.