About Us

The purpose of Henry County Destination Development is to attract travelers and enrich visitor experiences. It’s also about making a better place to live for the people who call Henry County, Indiana, HOME.

Destination Development in Henry County is a team sport. The following entities and individuals work together to provide a complete game plan.

Tourism Commission

Organized under state statute to collect and oversee the local innkeeper’s tax (5%) for tourism development and promotion. Its volunteer members are appointed by various local elected officials.


  • Jake Smith, President
  • Nicole LeCrone, Vice President
  • Carrie Barrett, Secretary
  • Kenny Cox, Treasurer
  • Cheryl Tichenor
  • Donna Tauber
  • Jessica Feltz

Tourism Advisory Committee

A working committee that supports tourism efforts and serves as a sounding board for ideas and plans.


  • Dale Cole
  • Allen Bramlett
  • Jane Cummings
  • Helen Gorman
  • Cindy Cross
  • Matthew Montgomery
  • Nicole LeCrone
  • Butch Baker
  • Shelly Harter
  • Scott Frost
  • Paul Fabrick

Brand Champions

Serve as marketing ambassadors for the community, sharing presentations and providing community input for marketing efforts.

Brand Champions:

  • Shonda Kane
  • Kayla Kessler
  • Nicole LeCrone
  • Scott Frost
  • Cara Huffman
  • Susan Falck Neal
  • Carrie Barrett
  • Tom Hoepf
  • Christy Ragle

Henry County Destination Development

Manages the operational aspects of Henry County tourism under the leadership of the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation.


Corey Murphy, CEcD, President
Penny York, MPA, Special Projects Coordinator
Kelli Wasson, Office Manager

EDC Board of Directors

Our Partners

Attracting travelers requires great partnerships. We are proud to work alongside these partners to develop excellent visitor experiences.

Visit Indiana
Indiana Foodways
Easter Indiana
Forge ECI


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