KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ronnie Burt, President and CEO of Visit KC, announced on Thursday that he’s resigning, effective Jan.

31st. “It is with mixed emotions that I submit my resignation as your President and CEO.

I have made the decision that now is the best time for me to move on and consider other opportunities. I am proud of the achievements made since 2014 with the support and hard work of the Visit KC Team,” said Burt, in a statement to the board of directors.

Burt has served as President and CEO since 2014 when he joined the organization from Washington, D.C., where he served as Vice President of Sales and Services for Destination DC, the convention and tourism organization for the nation’s capital. His resignation comes after Visit KC’s former human resources manager Janette Barron filed a lawsuit claiming her firing was related to her request to start an investigation into multiple complaints of Burt’s alleged harassment and bullying behavior.

In December, the board of directors held a three-hour meeting to talk about the lawsuit in executive session but had no comment about it or Burt’s future. The lawsuit alleges bullying, harassment and retaliation against female employees by Burt.  Barron says she was fired after 21 years on the job after requesting the investigation into Burt’s conduct. Read more from fox4kc.com…

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