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Nye County resident joins TravelNevada team

An employee for the Nye County seat of Tonopah has taken a new position with the Nevada Division of Tourism, more commonly known as TravelNevada. The agency also announced the promotion of a current employee in a news release.

Shari Bombard, who previously worked for the town of Tonopah as a tourism and events coordinator, has been hired at TravelNevada as its new rural programs manager, the agency announced in a news release.

Chris Mulkerns, administrative manager for the town of Tonopah, said in an email that Bombard “was instrumental in putting on some great local events for Tonopah and was just getting started on coordinating more convention activity in Tonopah.”

Bombard started her time with the town of Tonopah as the Tonopah Historic Mining Park tour guide and pool manager in March 2016. In April 2017, Bombard accepted a position of tourism events coordinator with the town.

“She will be sorely missed!” Mulkerns stated in her email to a reporter at the Pahrump Valley Times.

Bombard accepted her position with TravelNevada at the end of August. According to the release from TravelNevada, Bombard will oversee TravelNevada’s rural marketing grants and projects relating to tourism grants programs.

“She also will manage rural outreach and cooperative marketing programs,” the release stated.

Also according to the release, Bombard worked with tourism groups, administered policies on tourism and did grant writing in her previous role with the town of Tonopah.

Before starting with the town of Tonopah, Bombard worked as an outpatient clinic manager for the Nye Regional Medical Center. She has also worked as a social welfare examiner in Washington County, New York.

Bombard has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is also a graduate of Tonopah High School.

TravelNevada also announced that Yennifer Diaz, who previously handled international outreach programs and public relations for the agency, was promoted, according to the release from TravelNevada.

Diaz began her role with TravelNevada in 2016.

“In her new position, she will oversee the agency’s travel trade relationships in Canada, Latin America and Australia,” a release stated. “Her responsibilities include leading international sales missions as well as coordinating in-market familiarization tours for international travel trade.”

Contact reporter Jeffrey Meehan at jmeehan@pvtimes.com

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