Visit Oakland welcomes Mark Everton as President & CEO following his appointment as the interim executive in that role after the departure of Alison Best. He brings 30 years of experience in hotel and hospitality management, most recently as area managing director at Commune Hotels & Resorts for their Silicon Valley and San Francisco hotels and as GM of the Waterfront Hotel in Oakland’s Jack London Square.
In sharing a note to guest Instagrammers, Rachel Hara, Social Media Manager at Visit Philly, has informed of her departure to join a Philadelphia-based digital marketing agency. Dana Schmidt continues as director of social media at Visit Philly.
Long-time travel and tourism industry veteran has left his post as vice president, supplier relations for Egencia, the corporate travel arm of Expedia. Chris Vukelich joins Uplift, a Silicon Valley startup with a payment marketing platform aimed at enabling partners to promote preferred payment types and to expand co-branded cards, to increase its partner network. Prior to his tenure with Egencia, Vukelich held senior positions with travel industry leaders such as Travelport, Hilton International and British Airways.
Send us news from your circles for publication in Something Brief.