FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2020
Lake of the Ozarks Tri-County Lodging Association Promotes Lagina Fitzpatrick to Interim Director
The Lake of the Ozarks Area Business Districts of Camden, Miller and Morgan County promoted Lagina Fitzpatrick to Interim Director of Tri-County Lodging Association.
Lagina has been the Director of Sales for Tri-County Lodging Association for the past ten years. Lagina has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality & Restaurant Management from MO State University and has been in the hospitality/tourism industry for 34 years at the Lake of the Ozarks. Lagina started her Lake career in the hotel industry in Convention Services in 1987 at The Lodge of Four Seasons. Prior to her starting her employment with Tri-County Lodging, Lagina also worked as the Director of Sales at The Resort at Port Arrowhead and Camden on the Lake
“We are so fortunate to have Lagina and her impressive credentials representing TCLA on behalf of the three business districts around the Lake. We are even more pleased to name her as the Interim Director of our organization!” states Sue Westenhaver TCLA Chairman.
In her time as Director of Sales for Tri-County Lodging Association, Lagina has spearheaded or been involved in bringing major sporting events and convention business to the Lake of the Ozark. A sample of those events include: Major League Fishing Cup Series, FLW Events, Can-Am Police-Fire Games, Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, Grand American Shoot, back-to-back BASSMASTER events, and Midwest Sports Productions. Her convention clients include but not limited to; Missouri Realtors, Missouri Parks and Recreation Association, Office of State Court Administers, MO Local Government Employee Retirement Systems, Special Olympics Missouri and many more!
Lagina is very active in many industry organizations. She served on the board of Missouri Travel Alliance for 12 years and served as President from 2013-2015. In 2016 Lagina was awarded the Missouri Travel Alliance Service Award and in October 2016 was awarded the Missouri Division of Tourism Ambassador Award.
Lagina is also an active member of Society of Government Meeting Professionals where she served on the National Board as 2nd Vice President and as Supplier Director. She won the highest SGMP award, The Sam Gilmer Supplier award in 2005. She was also awarded chapter supplier of the year two times and a recipient of the President’s award. She has served on the local SGMP chapter as Secretary, Supplier Director and 2nd Vice President.
Lagina is also an active member of Missouri Society of Association Executives and Show Me Missouri Sports.
Lagina earned her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) in 2002 and CHSC (Certified in Hospitality Sales Competencies ) in 2007.
Outside of her busy professional schedule, Lagina loves to travel, hang out on the Lake and spend time with her family and friends as well as catch her grandkids sporting events.