Visit Philadelphia has announced the launch of a search for a new president & CEO, working with Diversified Search Group.
Jeff Guaracino, 48, died last month (The Travel Vertical, 1/4/22) after a battle with cancer. In tribute, the flags at Philadelphia’s City Hall were lowered in his honor on the day of his memorial service.
Jill Boggs has been appointed President & CEO of Visit Fort Wayne (IN) effective Feb. 14. She had been CEO of Kosciusko County Convention and Visitors Bureau, which she joined in 2015.
Judy Young is the new Executive Director for Coastal Mississippi. She joins from the New Braunfels (TX) Chamber of Commerce where she has been serving as Vice President at the organization she joined in 2010.
Oleg Nakonechny joins Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau as Director, Client Services based in Honolulu. He was with San Francisco Travel Association for 12 years through 2020, most recently as Director Convention Services.
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association has announced Tony Karwowski as its new CEO. A 20-year resident of the North Lake Tahoe region, for the past five years he has been on the leadership team at Northstar California Resort, serving as director of base area operations.
Chris Jennings has resigned his post as executive director of Discover New England. The board of directors is conducting a nationwide search for a new director while Maine-based Marshall Communications, a contractor for the organization since 2013, ”will keep the lights on.”
Jennings was selected for the position in March 2020. Previously, he was with Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau for more than a decade and served as president of Connecticut’s Mystic Coast & Country Travel Industry Association, as well as having had previous roles as the state tourism director of Missouri and New Hampshire.
Emily Scheiderer has joined Destinations International in a newly created role as Director of Education, Convention Sales and Services. She departs Visit Indy where she had been employed since 2013, most recently as Senior Sales Manager of Business Development and Customer Engagement.
Shannon Lowery departs her role as Content & Social Media Manager after 4.5 years with Visit Savannah. She is joining Hermann Global to work in content management.
Nika Jalali starts off the new year as Director of Business Strategy at Datafy. She joins from an executive role at Merlin Entertainments and had previously been with Santa Monica Travel & Tourism as Senior Manager Global Business Development. Jalali recently served as a board member at Visit Carlsbad.
Ben Garcia has been named as the Executive Director of the new L.B.G.T.Q.+ Museum in New York City, opening in 2024. It will share space with the New York Historical Society on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Bermuda Tourism Authority has appointed Amy Moynihan as Director of Global Communications & Partnerships based out of the NYC office. A brand communications executive with 25 years of experience managing and promoting world-class brands such as Disney Cruise Lines and Universal Studios.
There’s so much to talk about!
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Alaska Travel Industry Association (closing 2/11/22 and 2/25/22)— Seeking proposals for three elements (Advertising, PR & Media Relations, Visitor Research) supporting the Alaska Tourism Marketing Program
(new) State of Hawaii Economic Development, & Tourism (closing 2/25/22) — A Research Project Related to Visitor and Resident Geolocation Tracking for July 2022 – June 2024
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President & CEO — South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, Hammond, IN
Vice President Global Marketing — Discover Vancouver, BC
Vice President of Business Administration-Regional Tourism — Tulsa Regional Chamber, OK
Senior Director of Product Management — NYC & Company
Senior Manager of Marketing — Broward County / Visit Lauderdale, FL
Marketing Director AND Sales Director AND Human Resources Director — Visit SLO CAL, San Luis Obispo, CA
Digital Marketing Manager — Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Marketing Manager — Visit Dallas, TX
Marketing Manager — Visit Natchez, MS
Marketing Manager — Destination Gettysburg, PA
Content Manager AND Diversity & Life Sciences Coordinator — Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, PA
Tourism & Partnership Marketing Manager — Visit Anaheim, CA
Business Development Manager — Visit Carlsbad, CA
Market Intelligence Analyst — Fort Myers Islands Beaches & Neighborhoods, FL
Research Analyst — Georgia Department of Economic Development
National Sales Manager — Cincinnati USA CVB, OH
Director of Sales — Meet Chicago Northwest, IL
Sports Development Manager — Visit Sacramento Sports Commission, CA
Sports Sales Manager AND Event Services Specialist — Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB, MO
Communications Coordinator — New Orleans & Company, LA
Sports Marketing Coordinator — Savannah Sports Council, GA
Digital Content Creator — Visit Mobile, AL
Digital Content Creator — Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, OK
Advertising Coordinator — Visit Denver, CO
Social Media & Digital Content Specialist — Jackson County Tourism Development, NC
Website Manager — Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, LA
Sales and Event Developer — Discover Monroe-West Monroe, LA
Senior Director of Tourism Strategy & Information AND Marketing Coordinator — Cobb Travel & Tourism, GA
Public Relations & Social Media Manager— Alpharetta CVB, Alpharetta, GA
Communications & Marketing Coordinator — Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce, VA
Executive Director— FestivALL, Charleston, WV (deadline: 1/31/2022)
Director of Marketing & Communications — Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, MD
Accounting Manager — Visit Norfolk, VA
Trade Relations Sales Manager West Coast AND Trade Relations Sales Manager East Coast AND Finance & Admin Manager USA AND Administrative Coordinator USA — South African Tourism, NYC
Director Paid Social Marketing — Expedia Group, San Francisco, CA
Dev/Ops Manager — Zartico, remote
Client Success Specialist — Bandwango, UT
Account Coordinators AND Administrative Assistants AND Social Media Coordinators AND Copywriters — Relic Advertising + EKR, Provo, UT
Designer Social Media & Creative Agency (x2 in Atlanta & Miami) AND Senior Marketing Manager AND Senior Social Media Planner/Buyer (Portland, OR) AND Senior Social Media Planner / Buyer (Atlanta) AND Senior Social Media Strategist/Creative Agency — Sparkloft Media
Consumer Insights Manager — Merlin Entertainments, Orlando, FL
Senior eMail Marketing Manager — Hornblower Group, NYC
Associate Vice President of Marketing — The Philadelphia Orchestra, PA
Account Manager — Pineapple PR, Atlanta, GA
Public Relations Senior Account Executive — The Brandman Agency, Los Angeles, CA
Supply Project Manager — GetYourGuide, San Francisco, CA