BRANSON, Mo – Mayor Larry Milton wishes to express his sincere condolences on behalf of himself, his colleagues on the Board of Aldermen and the City of Branson, to the family of Dan Lennon who has passed away.
Lennon, along with the Lennon Family, made their way to Branson in the 90s as part of the launch of the Lawrence Welk Theater. He was a part of the Lennon Brothers and Gail Lennon Show and began working in marketing when he cut down on his on-stage performances.
"Dan and his family have always understood what makes Branson so special. He was dedicated to helping other people discover our wonderful community and for that, I will forever be grateful," said Mayor Milton. "The Lennon family has been an integral part of what makes our town unique for over 30 years and Dan has contributed greatly to our tourism, industry, and way of life. His presence will be missed, and his family will be in my prayers during this difficult time,” Milton said.
Lennon started in Marketing at the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce before eventually becoming the State of Missouri Director of the Division of Tourism, a position he held for three years until his retirement in 2018.