KANSAS CITY, MO — The Board of Directors of Visit KC announced today that it has selected industry veteran Jason Fulvi as its new President and CEO. With more than 32 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industries, Fulvi comes to Kansas City from VisitPITTSBURGH, where he has served for 16 years and most recently as the organization’s Executive Vice President. A Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME), Fulvi begins his new role at Visit KC on Sept. 12.
Visit KC Board Chairwoman CiCi Rojas and Kevin Pistilli, immediate past chair, led the six-month search process with the assistance of the recruitment firm Fenaroli & Associates and a committee within the Board.
Fulvi grew up in a small town in Western Pennsylvania and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management. He began his hospitality career as a hotel dishwasher, working his way up through the industry and serving companies such as Hilton Worldwide and Holiday Inn, before joining VisitPITTSBURGH in May 2002.
“I’ve never forgotten where I started and carry a strong, humble work ethic that matches well with Kansas City,” he said.
Key to his interest in the position was the city’s Downtown renaissance and convention momentum, Fulvi said.