Midge Putnam recently completed her second year of Marketing College, the premier program for continuing education in the tourism industry. This years’ event was held in Macon, Georgia in June.
Putnam, Executive Director for the Tourism Council of Bullock County, was joined by more than 200 other students at the event. She was sponsored by Alabama Black Belt Adventures and the Tourism Council of Bullock County.
Since its inception in 1992, Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College has hosted travel and tourism professionals for one week, each year. Students participate in a curriculum of courses designed to teach marketing techniques from all facets of the tourism industry. Marketing College professors are industry- related professionals from across the U.S., noted as experts in their field, who bring a working-knowledge of current trends, data and implementation for tourism and travel. Upon completion of the three-year Marketing College curriculum students receive a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) certification. To date, the program has graduated more than 1,200 TMPs.
Putnam has worked with the Tourism Council of Bullock County for sixteen years. She and her family reside in Union Springs.