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NOC welcomes new president

Nantahala Outdoor Center has named a new company president, welcoming former Grand Canyon Resort Corporation CEO Colin McBeath to the top job. 

McBeath has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality and activity/recreation industry. A career hospitality executive, he has worked in the United States, Canada and Asia managing luxury properties, airlines, hotel chains and resorts, most recently for Grand Canyon in Arizona. That corporation hosted 1.3 million visitors worldwide each year. McBeath managed a large rafting operation on the Colorado River, zip line courses, land-based adventures, retail department, lodging and 12 Food and beverage locations throughout resort. 

“I am excited to be joining NOC, a prestigious organization that has proven to be a leader in the industry,” McBeath said. “As interest in outdoor recreation grows, I look forward to helping NOC expand and create more opportunities for our guests to connect with the outdoors.”

McBeath, who started work on April 26, follows in the footsteps for former president William Irving. Irving stepped down at the end of March to take a new job managing a staffing company in Asheville and will maintain a presence on the NOC Board of Directors.

Nantahala Outdoor Center offers a variety of outdoor adventures in multiple locations in North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia including whitewater rafting, mountain biking, ropes course adventures and more. 

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