Darley Newman was honored at the Alabama’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism as the Travel Advocate Media 2022 Award, alongside Senator Clay Scofield and Grammy Award-winner and Mumford & Sons co-founder/keyboardist Ben Lovett for the Orion Amphitheatre and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. Last year’s Travel Advocate Media Award was given to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The awards dinner was held on location at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Learn more about the awards event and honorees.
Lee Sentell, director Alabama Tourism Department, bestowed many of the thirteen total awards, during the evening dinner and silent auction. Scholarships were also awarded to students in the hospitality industry.
While at Auburn University, Darley also was the keynote for the Alabama Governor’s Conference on Tourism. She shared her thoughts on “360 Storytelling” and how business owners and people can build their brands by sharing content on multiple platforms, including social, digital, broadcast and through live-streaming. This was her third keynote at a Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Previous keynotes include the Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
She was also able to tour The Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, new at Auburn University, and shop and have lemonade at Toomer’s Drugs, an Auburn Tradition Since 1896, experiences she shared on her social media through special videos.