Kim Sidoriak moves into a new role as President & CEO of Visit Carlsbad. For the past 14 years, she has been with Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer.
Michael Zumbaugh, CDME is joining Visit Estes Park as Chief Financial Officer. His immediate past role had been COO at Chattanooga Tourism Co., prior to which his DMO financial experience includes Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau and Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau. He is currently a board member of the Destinations International’s Certified Destination Management executive program.
Angela Nelson joins Travel Portland (OR) as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She comes from a role as VP-Multicultural Business Development at Experience Grand Rapids where she has served since 2017.
In Indiana, Jim Wood plans to depart the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau at the end of his initial two-year contract, prompting a search for their third leader in as many years. The role had previously been filled by Bob Warren, who retired in 2018. Wood’s earlier DMO roles had been in Louisville and Atlantic City, New Jersey.
At year-end, Nanci Liles will retire as head of the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau in central Texas where she has served as Executive Director for 36 years.
Jonathan Tesser has announced his departure from NYC & Company, where for the past 3+ years he’s served as VP-Research & Insights. He moves to a new role as Director of Cultural Sciences at Cashmere Agency, a multicultural creative marketing agency.
Doug MacKenzie, Media Relations Director at Visit Phoenix since 2001, is now president of Four Peaks Strategies and Communications in Phoenix and Washington D.C.
Lori Lincoln has joined San Francisco Travel Association as Vice President of Global PR & Media Relations. Her background includes corporate communications at Shangri-La Group and at Joie de Vivre hotels. Elisabeth Wieselthaler-Toelly recently left the position to spend more time in Vienna.
Sarah Joyner is the new Digital Marketing Manager at Chattanooga Tourism Co. A graduate of the M.A. writing program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, she’s been a staff writer in that marketing & communications department for the past 4+ years.
Joe Ramler and Fallon Oldenburg have joined Madden Media, strengthening the DMO experience at the company. Prior to joining the company as Senior Economist, Joe spent the past 10 years in that role with the Montana Department of Commerce.
Fallon, Account Executive, joins from Galena County Tourism where she served as Marketing & Communications Director for the past year.
Jen Carlisle, formerly Visit Florida, also joined Madden Media, as reported in The Travel Vertical (7/6/2021).
The Brandon Agency has promoted Courtney Olbrich to Director of Digital Strategy. Olbrich, who has been with TBA for more than six years, will take on the new role in addition to her position as Associate Media Director.
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Executive Director — Muncie Visitors Bureau, IN
Executive Director — Visit Dana Point, CA
Executive Director — Summit County Economic Partnership, CO
Vice President of Marketing & Communications — Visit Milwaukee
Chief Marketing Officer — Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, CA
Director of Marketing — Visit Seattle
Director of Public Relations — Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Director of Public Relations and International Tourism — Visit Raleigh, NC
Director of Research & Market Intelligence — Visit Albuquerque
Market Research Analyst AND Marketing Project Coordinator AND Digital Marketing Coordinator AND Destination Services Coordinator — Discover Puerto Rico
Communications Manager — Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Communications Manager — Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau
Director, Tacoma Venue & Events — City of Tacoma, WA
Sports Sales Manager — Visit Fort Wayne, IN
Sports Tourism Marketing Manager — Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau, IL
Director of Marketing — Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau, KY
Digital Marketing Manager AND Media Relations Manager — Destination DC
Digital Marketing Manager — Discover Long Island, NY
Digital Content Creator – Indiana Destination Development Corporation
Content & Social Media Manager — Sonoma County Tourism, CA
Community & Partner Relations Manager — Washington County, OR
Social Media Manager AND Citywide Destination Services Manager AND Citywide Destination Services Coordinator — Visit Denver
Email Marketing & Personalization Specialist AND Coordinator Tourism Development AND Coordinator Membership — NYC & Company
Marketing Specialist — Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, MD
Account Executive-Community Engagement — Discover The Palm Beaches, FL
Destination Service Specialist — Discover Kalamazoo, MI
Marketing Content Coordinator — Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Marketing & Communications
Group Marketing Coordinator AND Communications Coordinator— Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, CA
Digital Marketing Coordinator — Experience Fayetteville, AR
Sales & CRM Support Coordinator — Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, RI
Digital Media & Marketing Officer-Economic Development — Gilbert, AZ
Tourism Promotion Coordinator — The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, OR
Welcome Center Manager — Visit Napa Valley, CA
Tourism Development Manager — ASM Global El Paso, TX
Director of Marketing & Business Development — Israeli Ministry of Tourism, Los Angeles
Vice President of Marketing — CrowdRiff, Toronto
Senior Designer (x2) — Sparkloft Media, Portland & Atlanta
Senior Associate Ad Operations — MMGY Global, Kansas City Metro
Senior Development Business Manager AND Destination Manager— Expedia Group Media Solutions, NYC
Media Specialist AND Content Specialist/Editor— Madden Media, Tucson
Vice President Marketing — SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Orlando
Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim
Manager Resort Marketing — Universal Orlando Resort
General Manager — ASM Global, Minneapolis
Director of Communications — MSC Cruises, Miami
Director Private Destinations — Royal Caribbean Group, Miami
Marketing Manager USA — Trip.com
Community Manager — Twitter Spaces, remote within USA