The former head of tourism in the Quad Cities has died. Joe Taylor died on Thursday at a hospital in Cedar Rapids at the age of 65. That's according to Trimble Funeral home website. His home town is listed as Hampton, Illinois.
In 2018, Taylor left his position as President and CEO of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau and became Executive Director of the visitors bureau in Evansville, Indiana. The Evansville Courier reported he resigned about a year later for "personal reasons."
His successor in the Quad Cities, Dave Herrell, says Taylor made a real impact here.