Paula Vann is the Executive Director of the Columbia County Tourist Development Council, overseeing the strategic direction of sales and marketing for the county. She represents Columbia County at the local, state, and national levels.
Paula is a seasoned sales and marketing executive with over a decade of marketing, consulting, and progressive business development experience, generating over $35 million in sales. She spent a large part of her career as an account executive in the corporate interior design industry, and in the nonprofit sector as a marketing specialist and community liaison for 13 different north Florida counties. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and received her M.B.A. from the University of Florida.
Native to Nashville, Tennessee, Paula has lived, worked and played in Lake City, Florida since 2006. She enjoys hiking, shopping, sporting events, volunteering in the community, and spending time with her family.