Enjoy Peoria, the regional convention and visitors bureau, announced J.D. Dalfonso as its new president and CEO, succeeding retiring CEO Don Welch. Dalfonso most recently served as spokesman for Illinois Rep. Darin LaHood.
Whitney Feather has been named manager of sales at Connect Travel, publisher of The Travel Vertical and producer of eTourism Summit. She joins from Meeting Professionals International, where she was director of business development. She has also been a manager of marketing, sales & events at Visit Florida for five years.
Tara Letort has been promoted to senior director of group public relations and communications for New Orleans & Company. She joined the organization 12 years ago. Prior to joining New Orleans & Co., she was with Zimmerman Agency in Tallahassee, Florida.
Kevin Langston has announced that he is retiring from his position as deputy commissioner of Explore Georgia, which is part of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Prior to his tenure as deputy commissioner, Langston was division director, international for 14 years.
Jackie Ludwig has retired from her position as director of tourism at Visit Tucson, where she served for 11 years. A Marriott veteran, Ludwig spent more than three decades in the tour and travel industry.
Johanna D’LaRotta has been appointed as director, global market development- tourism division, at Georgia Department of Economic Development. D’LaRotta comes to her new job from NDM Hospitality in the Orlando area. Previously, she had spent 20 years at Visit Orlando as a specialist for Latin America.
The City of Springfield, MO recently approved a $3.7 million agreement with the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau as a renewal of an annual agreement. Sean Dixon, marketing director, is interviewed about where this money is coming from and where it’s going, bringing the value of VFRs into the conversation as well. More here.
Just announced, TripAdvisor is hiring an account manager on the destination marketing sales team based in LA, Boston, NYC, or remotely for the right person. Link to the job description here.
Just announced, a senior position in NYC where Skift is hiring a director of marketing to drive the company into its next phase of growth.
Grand Central Terminal in NYC is hiring a director of marketing with 10+ years experience in destination marketing.
In Rockville, MD, the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation is hiring a president & CEO.
In Atlanta, Travelport is hiring a senior marketing manager.
In NYC, Viacom is hiring a director of digital business development-content distribution.
City of Edmond, OK has a small CVB staff of four and now requires a CEO.
City of Pearland, TX (Houston area) requires an executive director for the CVB.
The State of Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing is hiring a content marketing specialist.
Tourism Cares, charitable arm of the North American travel and tourism industry, seeks a community engagement manager in Norwood, MA.
Cherokee Nation Entertainment seeks a marketing manager in Grove, OK.
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has two positions open for a manager of international tourism and a manager of social media.
Visit Seattle is seeking a manager, international tourism.
Destination Irvine is hiring an entry level marketing coordinator.
Ryman Hospitality Properties (Opry Entertainment Group|Grand Ole Opry | Ryman Auditorium) in Nashville is seeking a director of marketing strategy.
Sodexo Leisure is seeking an experienced director, cultural destinations sales & marketing for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL.
Minneapolis Institute of Art requires an activation specialist to join the team.
Destination El Paso requires a sponsorship manager to work with venues including El Paso Convention Center|Abraham Chavez Theatre|Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre|McKelligon Canyon and Pavilion.
Macy’s (NYC) is hiring a manager, tourism marketing with national scope.
In Newport Beach, CA, Hornblower Cruises & Events seeks an associate director of marketing.
In Oregon, the Portland Japanese Garden is hiring a marketing director.
TwoSix Digital is looking to hire a digital ad strategist in Brighton, MI.
Miles Partnership requires a director of product strategy in Sarasota, FL.
Madden Media is hiring a marketing account manager and a public relations strategist in Tucson.
Conversant is hiring an account manager-travel in NYC.
MMGY Global is hiring a copywriter in Kansas City.
In L.A., Hylink Digital Solutions (China’s largest, independent digital full service agency) seeks an account manager-travel & tourism.