SEATTLE, WA — Visit Seattle has promoted Kelly Saling to Vice President, Convention Sales and Services. Saling joined the Visit Seattle Convention Sales team in 2009. She was promoted to Director of Sales in 2014 and to Vice President, Convention Sales in 2017. In her new role, Saling will lead Visit Seattle’s Convention Services team, in addition to continued leadership of Convention Sales efforts.
“Kelly’s tremendous contributions over the last several years have been critical in helping form Visit Seattle’s selling strategies for two convention centers,” said Tom Norwalk, President and CEO of Visit Seattle. “Her high energy, creativity and credibility are a vital asset to our team, and I look forward to her expanded role in leadership over both our sales and services efforts.”
In August 2018, the Washington State Convention Center broke ground on an additional facility, the Summit, which will be open for business in 2022. The Summit will include more than 250,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space.