Neil Paul

Executive Director

As the Executive Director at Visit Anderson, Neil Paul is responsible for day-to-day operations, including marketing and advertising as well as leading the staff and the visitors center. In addition, he is responsible for bringing fishing tournaments to Lake Hartwell and the county, working closely with Anderson County Parks for events at Green Pond Landing and Event Center.

Neil serves on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Sports Alliance as well as the Board of Directors for the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. He is also involved with many facets within the Anderson community!

Neil is a graduate of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College and was a recipient of Connect Sports’ “Gamechanger” Award in 2018 for outstanding work in sports tourism.

Whitney Ellis

Sales Manager

Whitney Ellis is the Sales Manager at Visit Anderson. She started in tourism in 2004 with the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor and held several tourism positions within State and County governments before joining Visit Anderson. Whitney has a vast knowledge of tourism across the state. She has her TMP from Southeast Tourism Society as well as her CTIS from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, per American Bus Association.

Whitney has two daughters. In her spare time, she likes to play tennis and travel. She loves to bring back ideas from other cities to implement into the Anderson community!

Elizabeth Young

Social Media & Web Coordinator

Elizabeth Young is a Georgia native, and she graduated from Clemson University in 2018 with a degree in Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management. After graduation, she moved back to the Atlanta area where she worked as an Events & Marketing Manager for Hall County Schools and then went on to be the Digital Media Coordinator at Explore Brookhaven. 

She relocated to Anderson with her husband and they recently added their first child to the family. She now serves as our Social Media & Web Coordinator. Elizabeth enjoys reading, crafting & spending time with her family.

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