LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Missouri- The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Board of Directors has appointed Christy Janssen as its new executive director. Originally from Quincy, IL, Janssen resides part time in Osage Beach and will be relocating as a full-time resident in May 2018. She is no stranger to the Shootout, and has participated in many of the events that surround the annual boat races in August each year.
“I am excited because I love the lake and this community is like family to me,” Janssen said. “After my brother died in a car accident, my Mom and I bought a condo here, and everyone has been so kind and welcoming to us. They really got us through a tough time. Being part of the Shootout is very exciting and I love being able to help so many lake charities. My favorite quote is, ‘You make a living by what you make, you make a life by what you give.’ I look forward to expanding my lake family and helping the Shootout give more to this community!”
Board VP Mark Maasen said, “Christy brings a lot of experience in event coordinating and fundraising. She will be a great asset to the organization and will help the board take the event to the next level.”
“As the Shootout continued to grow each and every year, it had become very evident that we needed someone on a full-time basis to continue to grow this event. Trying to run this event in my spare time, was becoming more and more difficult and I was very pleased when the board agreed to bring in some help. Christy seems to be a great fit for the Shootout. Her love for this event and for the community was a welcomed quality during her interview process. With the 30th anniversary of the Shootout just around the corner, I can’t wait to get started working with her on this momentous event. With having achieved our first big milestone in raising over one million dollars in the first 10 years, I am very confident that she will do a great job and take the Shootout to a level that we have only dreamed aboutm,” added Shootout board President Ron Duggan.
Along with helping committees to coordinate the various Shootout events, Christy will also have her hands full with sponsorship sales and marketing. She will be meeting with all of the existing sponsors along with visiting with new potential event sponsors throughout the year.