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In Colorado, Kiera Skinner has been named as Executive Director at Telluride Tourism Board where she has been Director of Marketing & Public Relations since 2010. Her predecessor, Michael Martelon, is now CEO at Visit Santa Cruz County in California.
Experience Montgomery has appointed Ronald A. Simmons as Chief Officer of Destination and Community Development. He rejoins the DMO after serving as President and CEO of the River Region United Way since 2020. Simmons previously spent 10 years as VP Sales for Montgomery Convention and Visitor Bureau.
Kandace Browder has started a new position as Coordinator Destination & Community Development at Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. An active member of the local community, she joins from outside the travel and tourism vertical.
Kristin Rothbauer-Westover has been promoted to Director of Community Relations & External Affairs at Visit Orlando, which she joined in 2012.
Kelly Clark has taken up a new role at Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau as Director of Global Affairs. Previously serving as CMO, she recently marked her 10th anniversary at the Florida DMO.
Thomas Riel has been promoted to Senior Vice President at Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau in Rhode Island, which he joined in 2014.
Scott Wright has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Sales at Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., which he joined in 2000.
Corey D. Hopwood has been promoted to Senior Vice President Information Technology at Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., which he joined in 2019.
Chris Vomvolakis has joined Sonoma County Tourism as Senior Manager of Consumer Public Relations. He joins from Visit Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, where he had been Director of Marketing since 2018.
Mike Lee takes on the role of Marketing Specialist at Visit Indy. A digital media productions and strategic communications double-major grad from Butler University and former freelance videographer/photographer, Mike is new to destination tourism.
Brande Forrest-Rumpf takes on the newly created role of Partner Coordinator at Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. She has been with the bureau as Executive Assistant since 2010.
Monique Leo Spinner has joined Bandwango as Sales Director following four years with The Palm Beaches as Manager, Sales.
Candie O. Perkins is the new CEO at Datafy, specialist in tourism analytics and data-driven advertising. She steps into the role as her former position as CMO, replacing Alex Lawrence, Ph.D.
P O D C A S T
The Travel Vertical Podcast is out this Wednesday morning, June 1 (how can it be June already?), with a new episode. We’re talking about DMO creative content and what’s new on the jobs front. Have you subscribed? Each episode is less than 30 minutes featuring award-worthy campaign ideas, research round-ups, fun facts, and a surprise guest or two.
Click for Episode #29 // Creative roundup—Visit Iceland has a new, weird (loveable) campaign and Discover Santa Maria Valley in Calif., as a challenger brand, targets price comparisons vs. competitors in wine country. Plus job openings and a couple of “good news” items.
J O B S
President & CEO — Visit Bath, Bath Co., VA (new)
President & CEO — Gatlinburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, TN
President & CEO — Visit Greenville, SC
Executive Director / CEO — Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, LA
Executive Director — Manistee County Visitors Bureau, MI
Executive Director — Columbus Area Visitors Center, IN
Executive Director — Muncie Visitors Bureau, IN
Executive Director — Discover Klamath Visitor and Convention Bureau, OR
Executive Director — Pacific County Tourism Bureau, WA
Executive Director — Visit Visalia, CA
Executive Director Diversity — Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion — Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Chief Financial Officer — Visit Cincy, OH
Senior Vice President of Sales AND Director IT AND Manager Global Development — Choose Chicago
Senior Vice President — Visit Tulsa
Vice President of Tourism — North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, CA (new)
Vice President of Marketing AND Communications Manager — Destination Niagara USA, NY
Vice President Marketing & Marketing Manager — Visit Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Visitors Bureau, LA
Vice President of Marketing & Communications — Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, IL
Vice President of Sales & Experiences — Bermuda Tourism Authority, NYC
Vice President Destination Development & Community Engagement AND Vice President of Sales — Visit Albuquerque
Vice President of Sales AND National Sales Director-Chicago — San Diego Tourism Authority
Vice President of Sales — Visit Wichita
Senior Director of Media AND Assistant Manager Communications-International AND Creative Operations Project Manager AND Technical Project Manager AND eMail Marketing & Personalization Coordinator AND Coordinator Member Programs & Services AND Coordinator Trade Shows & Events — NYC & Company
Senior Director of Marketing Analytics — Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Chief Tourism Development Officer — OneSpartanburg, Inc. SC
Tourism Director — Discover Front Royal, VA
Director of Tourism Development — Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, MD
Director of Destination Development — Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau, WV (new)
Director Partnership & Destination Services AND Tourism Manager AND National Account Director — Visit Seattle
Director Corporate Communications AND Manager Social Media AND Manager Destination Services AND Manager European Communications — Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Director of Communications — Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau, CA
Director of Digital Marketing & Media Relations — Visit Dayton, OH
Marketing Manager (Public Relations) — Visit Lauderdale (new)
Marketing & Communications Specialist — Visit Elizabeth City, NC (new)
Tourism Marketing Manager — Prince William County Office of Tourism, VA
Tourism Marketing Coordinator — State of Delaware (new)
Marketing Coordinator — Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, CA
Membership Manager — Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (new)
Social Media Manager — Visit Eau Claire, WI
Data Scientist AND Data Analyst AND Business Analyst — Visit Grand Junction, CO
Database Operations Manager AND Graphic Designer — Chattanooga Tourism Co., TN
Communications Manager — Visit KC, MO
Communications Manager — Visit Carlsbad, CA
Digital Marketing Manager — Visit Overland Park, KS (new)
Digital Content Associate — Visit Alexandria, VA (new)
Destination Stewardship Specialist — Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber, TX (new)
Executive Assistant — Visit Santa Barbara, CA (new)
Executive Assistant — Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (new)
National Account Manager — Travel Portland, OR
National Account Executive-Chicago — Meet Minneapolis
Convention Sales Director — Visit Knoxville
Convention Sales Manager — Discover Santa Clara, CA
Sales Development Associate — Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau, NE (new)
Regional Director of Sales-West Coast — Visit Baltimore
Destination Sales Manager — Arlington County, VA (new)
Human Resources Director — Visit Denver (new)
Deputy Director — Orange County Convention Center, Orlando
General Manager — Moscone Center, San Francisco
General Manager — Lynnwood Convention Center, WA
Director of Sales & Marketing — Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications AND Champion of People & Culture AND Membership Coordinator — Destinations International, Wash., D.C.
Vice President Global Sales — ConferenceDirect, remote
Vice President Sales — MPI, Dallas
Director — Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, Wash., D.C. usajobs.gov/job/654310600
Board Chairperson AND Communications and Event Executive AND International Communications AND Senior Internal Communications Manager AND Marketing Manager AND Brand & Production Manager AND Brand Executive — British Tourist Authority, London
Director of Marketing AND Brand Strategist AND Copywriter AND Art Director — Native Digital, Kansas City (new)
Senior Vice President — Longwoods International, Midwest
CRO Analyst — Simpleview
Account Supervisor (Anchorage) AND Content Coordinator (Denver) AND Senior Art Director AND Media Account Supervisor AND Media Coordinator AND Account Director AND Content Director AND Content Manager AND Art Director AND Facebook Ads Manager AND Marketing Automation Specialist AND Account Manager Hospitality AND Interactive Producer AND Web Developer AND Website QA Specialist AND Accessibility Program Director AND Accessibility Coordinator AND Digital Analyst AND Advertising Account Manager — Miles Partnership
Associate Principals (x2) AND Senior Analyst — Corragio Group
Digital Project Manager — Paradise Advertising & Marketing, remote
Social Media Manager — The Abbi Agency, Reno
Senior Product Manager SEO — The Washington Post, Wash., D.C.
Specialist-Destination Marketing — Delta Air Lines, Atlanta