“A great loss for our region, State”; Walworth County Visitors Bureau Director Dies | Local News


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Following the news of Malenock’s passing, VISIT Lake Geneva has announced the postponement of its annual dinner and impact awards scheduled for Wednesday, October 20.

Speaking about the post in April about a month after being hired, Malenock said he was excited about the new role at the Visitors Bureau and even then explained that the post was not about him – he was acted to help the community.

“I’m really excited to be in this role so I can help local businesses and organizations elevate them more and make them shine because it’s not about me,” said Malenock. “It’s about working with these businesses and this community to elevate this county as a tourist destination, so it’s a great honor.”

Prior to working in tourism he worked in retail management, working for Gap, Inc and managing an Old Navy store, then was introduced to the industry by the Shedd Aquarium.

“I’m a huge and passionate fan of traveling and sightseeing across the country, so it’s a rewarding industry to be a part of. There are great people in it. It’s about building strong relationships, ”said Malenock.

When it comes to free time, outside of work, family comes first, he said in an interview with Regional News in April after stating the position.

“I spend time with my family. I have family in Chicago, family in Ohio, ”said Malenock.

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