Gina Gemberling has been named President & CEO of Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau succeeding Gretchen Hall who is joining Destinations International as COO. Gemberling joined the organization in 2018 and was most recently Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Previously, she spent 24 years at Springfield (IL) Convention & Visitors Bureau, departing as the Executive Director.
Neki Mohan is the new Vice President of Multicultural Business & Community Engagement at Visit Lauderdale. She was an anchor/reporter at WPLG TV in Miami from 2002-2020.
Kenyetta Peterson departs Choose Chicago as Director of Business Development, Convention Sales after a two-decade long career at the DMO that began in 2001. As of March 7, she starts in a new role at Visit Orlando.
Anthony Molino is now Director, Chicago Area Sales Office for the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. For the previous 4.5 years, he had been Director, Hotel Sales for Choose Chicago. He also serves as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair for MPI.
Leonie Patrick has been promoted to Vice President Convention Sales at San Francisco Travel Association, which she joined in 2022.
Janine Douglas has been promoted to Manager, Facilities at Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, which she joined in 2009.
Catherine Neville joins Explore St. Louis as Vice President Communications. She is an Emmy-Award winning producer and host for “Feast TV,” on PBS as well as founder and publisher of Feast Magazine, a regional food, beverage, and hospitality title.
Eric Powell has joined the team at Hamilton County Tourism as Senior Communications Manager. He had most recently been Director of Communications at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
Jamie Simpson shares news of her departure as Vice President Global Communications at Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board where she’s served for the past seven years. Simpson is now Senior Vice President at Travel with Praytell, a creative communications agency, to build their travel and tourism practice.
Dan Gibson shares the news that he has left his role as Senior Director of Communications at Visit Tucson. He joined the DMO in 2014.
Visit Seattle welcomes Kelly Amig as National Account Director, Midwest. She joins from the Hyatt Regency Seattle where she was Senior Sales Manager.
Terran Fleenor has joined Visit Fort Worth as Senior Manager of Public Relations and Content Strategy. She had been Director of Marketing at Billy Bob’s Texas (“The World’s Largest Honky Tonk”).
In North Carolina, Jon Moore joins Jackson County Tourism Development Authority as its new Social Media and Digital Content Specialist. An avid outdoorsman, Jon is a local photographer and videographer with a master’s degree and a Digital Media Marketing Certificate from Duke University.
Shawna Reid has started a new position as Destination Experience Manager at Visit Galveston. She had been Marketing & Tourism Manager at Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau since 2017.
Jenna L. Eckel has joined Turner Public Relations in New York as a Senior Account Supervisor. She had been with Virginia Tourism Corporation as Communications Manager from 2016-2020.
Stephanie Smith is now a full-time Implementation Coordinator at Zartico. She joined the company following a year-long internship after graduating from the University of North Georgia.
Marco Meola makes the move from Marketing Intern to a full-time role as Account Coordinator at Sparkloft Media.
Claudia Michelle Marvin has joined Ketchum‘s travel team as Account Coordinator in New York. She joins from Herald PR.
Congratulations to Co-founder and CEO Alvaro Melendez and the team at CRANT on winning an inaugural Anthem Awards presented by The Webby Awards in the category Innovation in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. These awards were created for “Celebrating purpose & mission-driven work from people, companies and organizations worldwide.”
Watch Alvaro explain how brands can and do achieve DEI storytelling and how travel brands can improve their content and engagement using the DEI Tracker from CRANT.
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Discover Long Island (DLI) seeks creative and media buying agency of record. The selected agency will also assist on a project basis in the development and execution of innovative, effective, integrated marketing programs that drive overnight visitation while reinforcing DLI as a premier tourism destination.
All proposals will be carefully reviewed and evaluated on the criteria noted. Initial scope of work is from the award date through June 1, 2024 with the option of three one-year extensions to be explored at that time.
Proposals are due no later than March 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET via email to Danielle Ahmed, Director of Marketing at [email protected]. Indicate intention to participate by March 9, 2022.
The City of Pismo Beach invites tourism marketing proposals, seeking a full-service, experienced tourism marketing / public relations consultant to provide professional guidance and oversight and implementation and analysis regarding marketing and communications programs designed to attract tourists.
The current Marketing/Media services for the Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau ends June 30, 2022. A contract will be provided by the City and substantially attached to the RFP.
Requests for information should be directed to [email protected]. Interested parties are requested to submit three copies of the proposal, references, and one copy of current tourism work, by 5 p.m. on March 25, 2022 — Attn: Gordon Jackson, City of Pismo Beach/Tourism and Events Department, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Visit SLO CAL, the destination marketing & management organization for San Luis Obispo, California, has issued a request for proposals for a qualified full-service public relations agency with tourism experience. The scope of work will be for a three year period beginning on or about July 1, 2022. Proposals are due by March 4, 2022. Visit-SLO-CAL-Request-for-Proposal-PR-final-1.22Download
Destination Augusta seeks a consultant with a proven track record of leading organizations through the strategic planning process.
Objective: directional documents for the effective leadership and marketing communications efforts, providing clear focus and a consistent direction for the next three years. The selected company will lead Destination Augusta through a strategic planning process and must be capable of delivering the following:
- Review and evaluation of existing plans, including the city’s new strategic plan
- A situational analysis
- A comprehensive strategic plan
- An annual business plan
- Strategic priorities and related objectives must include performance metrics
- Deadline for draft deliverables: July and
- Final deliverables: August
- Responses are due by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, March 4, 2022. More details: https://bit.ly/36npzXJ
- Contact: Trent Snyder, VP Finance & Administration – [email protected]
“Visit Indian River has just rebranded and is looking for a new website to match our new image. Our current website, VisitIndianRiverCounty.com is out of date and is time for a facelift.” — Lisa Konupka, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, Visit Indian River County, FL (details are found on Lisa’s LinkedIn page).
McCurtain County Tourism Authority in Oklahoma is searching for a full service advertising agency. The DMO is currently accepting proposals; the deadline to submit is March 7, 2022. Contact Executive Director Charity O’Donnell ([email protected]) to request a bid packet.
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President & CEO — U.S. Travel Association
President & CEO — Visit Seattle, WA
Executive Director — Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, CA
Executive Director — Corpus Christi Sports Commission, TX
Executive Director — Visit Chelan County, WA (new DMO)
President — Visit Overland Park, KS
President & CEO — South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, Hammond, IN
Executive Director — Visit Dana Point, CA
Director — South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, TX
Executive Director — Manistee County Visitors Bureau, MI (new)
Chief Financial Officer — Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, OH
Senior Vice President of People and Culture AND Senior Director of Marketing Analytics AND Social Media Content Creator — Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, NV
Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion AND National Account Executive (Chicago) AND Sales Account Executive — Meet Minneapolis, MN
Executive Vice President — Visit Tucson, AZ
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion — Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB, SC
Vice President of Meeting Sales & Services — Visit Fort Worth, TX
Vice President of Sales and Experiences — Visit Tulsa, OK
Vice President of Sales — Visit Greater Palm Springs, CA
Vice President Global Marketing — Destination Vancouver, BC, Canada
Director of Marketing — Discover Denton, TX
Director of Tourism and Marketing — Franklin County, VA
Global Marketing & Trade Account Executive AND Senior Manager Social Media — Visit Florida
Director of Public Relations — Visit Tampa Bay, FL
Director, Tourism Market Development-Canada & US AND Integrated Marketing Project Manager AND Technical Project Manager AND Coordinator Member Programs & Services AND Senior Copy Director AND UX Design Lead — NYC & Company
Director of Digital Marketing & Media Relations AND Visitor Information Specialist — Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau, OH
Director of Marketing — Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, AK
Director of Marketing AND Director of Sales AND Sales Manager — Visit SLO CAL, San Luis Obispo, CA
Director of Marketing & Communications — Visit El Paso, TX
Director of Marketing AND Human Resources Manager AND Manager Visitor Center at Boston Common — Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, MA
Director Event Management AND Site Experience Manager AND National Sales Director (DC area) AND Brand Marketing Coordinator AND Network & Systems Engineer — San Diego Tourism Authority, CA
Manager Global Tourism Development AND Manager Social Media AND Manager Global Communications AND Manager European Communications AND Coordinator Marketing AND Full-Stack Drupal Developer AND Payroll Manager — Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, CA
Brand Marketing Manager AND Content & Social Media Manager AND Marketing Coordinator AND Guest Experience Specialist — Visit Napa Valley, CA
Manager of International Marketing — Visit California
Content Producer AND Marketing Project Planner AND Sales Coordinator AND Services Assistant — Visit Detroit, MI
Marketing Manager AND Marketing Project Manager AND Sales Coordinator — Visit Dallas, TX
Marketing Manager — Experience Columbus, OH
Senior Public Relations Manager — Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, NC (new)
Senior Tourism Marketing Manager — Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, NY (new)
Strategic Marketing Manager — Visit Greenville, SC (new)
Social Media Specialist — Visit Phoenix, AZ (new)
Content Producer — Visit Dallas, TX
Communications Senior Manager — Colorado Tourism Office
Communications Manager Meetings & Conventions — Visit Orlando, FL
Public Relations Manager — Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, CA
Public Relations Manager — Sonoma County Tourism, CA
Communications Coordinator AND Marketing Assistant AND Customer Service Rep — Experience Scottsdale, AZ
Communications & Travel Trade Manager — Yakima Valley Tourism, WA
Marketing & Social Media Specialist — Visit Buffalo Niagara, NY
Communications & Marketing Manager — Town of Culpeper, VA
Communications Manager — Visit Anaheim, CA
Communications Manager —SoIN Tourism, Jeffersonville, IN
Destination Development Manager AND Rural Grants Specialist — Nevada Division of Tourism
Public Relations Specialist — Maryland Division of Marketing, Tourism, and the Arts
Sales Manager/Senior Sales Manager — Visit Indy, IN
Senior Sales Manager — Official ASM Global Dayton, OH
Senior Director Sales & Events AND Director of Events AND Event Manager AND Sales Manager — Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority, NV
Executive Meetings Manager — Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, FL
Director of Conventions & Entertainment Facilities — City of Kansas City, MO
Director of Sales & Marketing — Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, TX
General Manager — Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN
Director AND Manager Sports Tourism AND Manager Tourism Marketing — Lake County Board of Commissioners, FL
Deputy Director — Space Coast Office of Tourism, FL
Senior Director of Convention Services — Destination Cleveland, OH
Director of National Accounts (mid-Atlantic) AND Visitor Services Specialist — Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, TN
Convention Sales Manager AND Senior Manager Research AND International Media Relations Manager — Destination DC, Wash., DC
Director of National Accounts — Visit Spokane, WA
Events Manager — Visit Sacramento, CA (new)
Visitor Services Manager — Visit Billings, MT
Marketing Coordinator — Thomasville Tourism Commission, NC
Marketing Project Planner AND Sales Coordinator AND Services Assistant — Visit Detroit, MI
Tourism Data Specialist — Visit North Carolina
Tourism Director — Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, VA (new)
Tourism Manager — City of College Station, TX
Tourism Manager — Snowmass Tourism, CO
Public Relations/Digital Content Manager AND Website Manager — Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau, LA (new)
Business Insights Specialist — Destination Vancouver, BC, Canada
Business Development Manager — Visit Carlsbad, CA
Manager Travel Trade — Ottawa Tourism, Canada
Market Intelligence Analyst — Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, FL
Tourism Data Specialist — Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Raleigh
Social Media & Content Manager — Explore Asheville, NC
Destination Content Coordinator — Rowan County Tourism Development Authority, NC
Sports/Group Sales Manager AND Senior Sales Manager — Visit Williamsburg, VA (new)
Sports Tourism Sales — Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, State College, PA (new)
Sales Manager AND Sales Specialist — Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center, FL
CRM & Research Analyst — Visit Loudoun, VA (new)
Data Analyst AND Business Analyst (new) — Visit Grand Junction, CO
Sales & CRM Support Coordinator — Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, RI (new)
Sports Sales Manager AND Event Services Specialist — Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB, MO
Sports Marketing Coordinator — Savannah Sports Council, GA
Social Media & Content Associate — Visit Pensacola, FL
Digital Marketing Coordinator — Mammoth Lakes Tourism, CA
Marketing Coordinator — Visit Oceanside, CA
Digital Media Manager — Dutchess Tourism, Inc., NY
Destinations Service Specialist — Discover Kalamazoo, MI
Integrated Marketing Manager — Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Nashville, IN
Visitor & Conference Center Coordinator — Town of Red River, NM
Director Partner Engagement AND Director Consumer Research AND Senior Manager Digital Analytics AND Senior Manager Media Planning AND Senior Manager Partner Marketing AND Senior Manager Integrated Marketing AND Manager Partner Engagement (x2) AND Manager Marketing Projects AND Senior Coordinator Integrated Marketing & Social Media — Brand USA, Washington, DC.
Senior Director Government Relations AND Director Member Engagement AND Manager Digital Communications AND Manager Grassroots & PAC AND Senior Designer — U.S. Travel Association
Marketing & Communications Manager — Corpus Christi Downtown Management District, TX
Director Organizational Development & Communications — Dollywood Parks & Resorts, Pigeon Forge, TN
Director Global Brand Communications — Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Chicago, IL
Vice President Global Sales — ConferenceDirect
Director Tourism Development — Port of Seattle, WA
Director Partnerships & Activations — American Dream, East Rutherford, NJ
Product Manager Destination Services — Holland America Line, remote
Content Manager (new) AND Content Coordinator AND Advertising & Data Manager AND Web Developer AND Business Analyst, Lakewood, CO AND Interactive Producer AND Project Manager Odyssey Studio Operations, Saratoga FL (new) — Miles Partnership
Dev/Ops Manager — Zartico
Account Associate AND Associate CRM Analyst — Simpleview
Senior Customer Success Manager — Adara, remote (new)
Account Coordinator, German National Tourist Office — MMGY Myriad, Los Angeles, CA
Senior Digital Marketer AND Account Coordinator AND Account Manager AND Marketing Manager AND Media Coordinator AND Senior UI Web Designer AND PR/Content Coordinator AND PR/Content Specialist AND Social Media Coordinator — Relic Advertising + EKR, Provo UT
Senior Director of Sales, Northeast AND Sales Director — Sojern, remote
Senior Manager Social Media — Paradise Advertising & Marketing, remote
PR Account Executive — Redpoint Marketing PR, NYC
Senior Manager Employee Communications and Brand — Viator, Needham, MA
Senior Ad Sales Manager — KAYAK, Cambridge, MA
Destination Manager San Francisco — GetYourGuide, San Francisco, CA
Junior Content Specialist — OUTVoices, Chicago, IL
Vice President of Marketing — San Francisco 49ers, Santa Clara, CA
Social Media Content Specialist — Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA (new)