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AMLA’s Reist appointed to Alabama Women’s Commission

DECATUR – Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association President and CEO Tami Reist has been appointed by Gov. Kay Ivey to serve on the Alabama Women’s Commission effective immediately. Reist will serve as a representative of the Fourth Congressional District, replacing Gina Johnson of Moulton. Her term will expire Jan. 4, 2028.

Reist has more than 30 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry of North Alabama. At AMLA, where she has led the organization since 2013, she is responsible for the planning, implementing and directing of promotional programs as well as overall development of the tourism and travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties in Alabama. The region currently generates more than $4.3 billion in travel expenditures on an annual basis.

Reist is a board member for a number of tourism and travel-related and civic organizations including: Governor Appointee to the Scenic Byways Committee, Southeast Tourism Society Legislative Council, the, Alabama Travel Council, Alabama Council of Association Executives, Alabama Association of Destination Marketing Organizations, and numerous other local and state travel related groups.

She is also an instructor at the Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College and has been a contributing presenter to the tourism and travel field of study at Mississippi State University.

“I am honored to have been asked to serve on the Alabama Women’s Commission. The Commission plays an important role in ensuring Alabama is a state where all women are empowered to achieve their full potential,” Reist said. “I am excited to work with a group of passionate women from across our great state who bring diverse experiences to the table and who want to help drive positive change by building relationships, finding solutions and being advocates for all women in the state of Alabama.”

The Alabama Women’s Commission was established in 1971, by Act of the Alabama Legislature. It serves as a continuing vehicle for the determination of effective policy and legislation in areas affecting Alabama’s women.

The commission is composed of three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House; two members of the Senate, appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; and 10 members appointed by the governor. The commission is to improve and advance the lives of women in the State of Alabama.

For more information, visit https://alwomenscommission.com/.

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