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Janet Korn

Janet Korn

Senior Vice President

AKA: Idea Genie
(616) 258-7388 ext. 3545

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Oversees the marketing team and participates with the leadership of our Destination Marketing Organization


Michigan State University, B.A. in Hospitality Business, Certified Tourism Ambassador

Professional Associations:

Destination Marketing Association International, Inforum

Volunteer Associations:

Grand Rapids Whitewater

How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?

35+ years

How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?

My first full time role in hospitality was as a restaurant manager and followed by time as an adjunct instructor with the Culinary Arts program at GRCC. My tenure with Experience Grand Rapids has provided an amazing opportunity to promote this vibrant city and watch firsthand how it has grown in popularity.

Favorite Vacation Spot?

Nearby water  

One piece of advice or tip you would give to a first time visitor to Grand Rapids?

Make sure you enjoy our craft beer, great food and be sure to see some art.