Kimber Thompson

Director of Tourism

Prior to working at MAEDA, Kimber spent 7 years as the Marketing Manager at the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau, and the 25 years previous to that as a graphic designer. She managed the Calhoun County Certified Tourism Ambassador program and was on the board at Leila Arboretum, serving on the committee that brought the Fantasy Forest to Battle Creek. She has a degree in Advertising from Michigan State University.

Kimber also has a creative side. She has created several murals in the area. Marshall murals include the Marshall Vintage Postcard mural in Grand Street Park, the Marshall Sister City “Views from Koka City” murals in Peace Park, “America the Beautiful” on the parking lot side of VFW Post #4073, the MHS Pool Mural, and the “Downtown Life” murals across from the Middle School.

Kimber’s motto is: “If you want something you’ve never had before, you have to do something you’ve never done before.”

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
All aspects of Tourism including group and bus tours, and advertising Marshall
Marshall Trolley Company manager manager
Creating and managing community events, and/or serving on planning committees