Arlington CVB Names New CEO

Arlington Cvb Names New Ceo

ARLINGTON, TX — Brent DeRaad, current President & CEO of Visit Tucson, has been chosen to lead the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB). He will start his new position on Dec. 6, 2021. DeRaad is replacing Ron Price, who had been President & CEO since 2013. Price resigned in May to head Visit Phoenix in Arizona. “The Executive Committee, […]

Oklahoma City CVB Appoints VP of Sports Development

Oklahoma City Cvb Appoints Vp Of Sports Development

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Adam Wisniewski has joined the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau as its new Vice President of Sports Development. Prior to accepting his new role, Wisniewski spent four years in Texas with the Arlington Sports Commission as its Sports Account Director, recruiting all tourism-related sports business to the city of Arlington. He was directly involved with numerous […]

Prime Site Award-Winning Owensboro Convention Center Earns GBAC STAR Accreditation

OWENSBORO, KY — Spectra, the provider of Venue Management to the Owensboro Convention Center and the Owensboro Sportscenter, recently announced that the two facilities have achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the Owensboro Convention Center and the Owensboro Sportscenter have implemented the most stringent protocols […]

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces Managerial Hire and Promotion

ATLANTA, GA — Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) has hired Monica Coleman as Manager, Convention Services, and promoted Alecia Zackery to Content and Social Media Manager, Group Markets. Coleman will manage groups ranging from 250 hotel room nights on peak to major citywide accounts. She is a hospitality veteran with more than two decades of experience, returning to the ACVB after […]

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa Completes Sales Team With Three New Appointments

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has appointed Kip Reuman to the position of Destination Sales Executive. Reuman joins two recent new hires to the sales and marketing team, Nina Shokrian as Senior Marketing Manager and Molly Horton as Associate Director of Group Sales. Reuman previously served as the resort’s Director of Room Operations and has held […]

Philadelphia CVB Appoints SVP, Convention Division

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has appointed Maria Grasso as Senior Vice President, Convention Division. Grasso will lead the convention sales and services team in growing convention bookings, while positioning Philadelphia as a premier destination for meetings, conventions and events. A more than 20-year veteran of the organization, Grasso joined the PHLCVB in 1999 as […]

Meet Hawaii Appoints Senior Director, Citywide Sales

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) welcomes strategic sales leader Lynn Whitehead as Meet Hawaii’s Senior Director, Citywide Sales. In the role, Whitehead will be responsible for covering the eastern U.S. region, promoting Hawaii as a preferred destination for citywide conventions and generating citywide leads and bookings for the Hawaii Convention Center and MCI hotels. Whitehead is a hospitality sales veteran with more […]

Summer and Fall Tourism Rebounds in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY — Louisville Tourism reports that the city’s tourism economy has been gradually recovering over the past summer travel season. The city experienced a fairly steady summer tourism season with average hotel occupancy rate on summer weekends (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend) hitting 69.4 percent — with a peak of 86.9 percent the weekend […]

Visit Pasadena Makes Two Key Appointments

PASADENA, CA — Visit Pasadena recently appointed Karalee Adams as California State Association Sales Manager and Jacky Jabourian as Destination Services Manager. “I am thrilled to have Karalee and Jacky on our team during such a pivotal time for the industry and the entire Pasadena community,” said Jeanne Goldschmidt, Executive Director, Visit Pasadena. “They bring immense tourism experience that will strengthen our organization, and […]

Akron/Summit CVB Receives Seven Star Awards

Akron/summit Cvb Receives Seven Star Awards

AKRON, OH — The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau (ASCVB) received seven STAR Awards from the Ohio Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus (OACVB) during the association’s Sept. 16 meeting and awards luncheon in Columbus, OH. Sponsored and presented by OACVB, the statewide STAR Awards competition annually recognizes the very best marketing and communication initiatives from its membership. In the $1 million […]