U.S. Travel Association announced the promotion of Tori Barnes to executive vice president of public affairs following the departure of Jonathan Grella. Grella led U.S. Travel’s advocacy arm since
Following a five-month search, Williamsburg Tourism Council announced Vicki Cimino as executive director/CEO from April 15. She will lead a staff of eight who make up the Office of Marketing and Promotions and manage an annual marketing and sales budget of $9-12M. Ms. Cimino is currently the Director of the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development and was previously director international marketing for Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.
Governor Phil Scott announced the appointment of Heather Pelham as the deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. For the last four years, Pelham has served as the state’s chief marketing officer. In addition to the deputy commissioner role, Pelham will assume the title of chief marketing executive.
Ed Caum has been appointed
Visit Bellevue, in Washington, has announced the appointment of Justin Lynch, formerly of Visit Syracuse, as director of marketing and communications. Alexis Scheinman has been appointed as the DMO’s communications manager.
Two new VPs: Discover Lehigh Valley promoted Alicia Quinn to vice president of marketing and strategic alliances and named Bree Nidds vice president of sales. Quinn joined Discover Lehigh Valley in 2016 as strategic brand manager and successfully directed the organization’s rebranding effort. Nidds was previously with Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge as director of sports development.
Visit Napa Valley announced that longtime president and CEO Clay Gregory will retire effective May 1. Linsey Simpson Gallagher, who took the helm of the 10-year-old organization as president in February, (The Travel Vertical, 1/29/2019) will also assume the CEO role. The DMO has an annual budget of $7.8 million for fiscal year 2019.
Diana Thompson, director of Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau (Ohio) Diana Thompson, announced her retirement and named the next head of the organization as Leiann Stewart, who currently serves as the bureau’s group sales manager.
In Alabama, Visit Dothan has hired Aaron McCreight, the embattled former president of the now-defunct GO Cedar Rapids, to lead the organization. (The Travel Vertical, 8/28/16 and 10/16/18.) GO Cedar Rapids, which had an annual budget of $2 million, could not survive the debacle of
The executive director, a 13-year veteran at DeKalb County CVB, Debbie Armstrong, is retiring at the end of March. No word on a replacement.
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