Rocky Mount names new executive director

Cody Boring

Cody Boring, a dynamic marketing and business professional with a passion for enhancing the guest experience, has been named executive director of the Rocky Mount Historical Association

The association’s Board of Trustees, which sets the direction for Rocky Mount State Historic Site, chose Boring after a national search. He oversees the scenic 37-acre site, its multiple historic structures, a museum and the popular Cotswold sheep, as well as a dedicated team of staff members and volunteers.

Boring succeeds Sam Wegner, who retired after a successful historic career that spanned 40 years.

“Cody is an excellent leader who understands the special connection between Rocky Mount and the communities we serve,” said Jim Wozniak, the board’s president. “Cody will provide valuable expertise in sharing our impressive story with people of all ages using time-honored methods as well as new and innovative approaches. Rocky Mount is excited to welcome Cody as he builds on our tradition of providing a high-quality visit for our guests.”

Most recently, Boring served as vice president of marketing for the Virginia College of Business. He developed creative strategies and policies to recruit students and collaborated with a team to achieve certification from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

“Rocky Mount is an integral part of our region’s history, and I am thrilled and grateful to serve the site and honor the legacy of the Cobb family,” Boring said. “Many people and organizations have a longtime bond with Rocky Mount, and I welcome the opportunity to support and grow those relationships. I also want to help others come to know and love Rocky Mount as a great place to learn in a fun and educational way how special Northeast Tennessee is.”

Rocky Mount is open for tours from Tuesdays through Saturdays from March until December. The site holds many special events throughout the year, such as Wooly Day, the Timeline Festival, the Fall Family Festival and Candlelight Christmas. The site is also available for weddings and facility rentals.

For more information, please visit or call 423.538.7396.


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