Sonya Bradley, Chief of Diversity Equity and Inclusion at Visit Sacramento, is co-chair of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Destinations International with Timothy Bush, CMO, Visit Lake Charles.
John Ehlenfeldt has been appointed Executive Director/CEO at Visit Dana Point in California. He had most recently served as Executive Vice President at Visit Huntington Beach, also in Southern California, for nearly a decade. Ehlenfeldt’s tourism background includes Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Long Beach Convention Center as well as the Canadian Tourism Commission.
Visit Tampa Bay announces the addition of Aislinn Stone as Director of Partner Development. She joins us from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners’ office where she served as Cultural Affairs Officer.
Also at Visit Tampa Bay, the addition of Eric Davis, CPA, as Vice President of Finance. He spent 16 years with the State of Florida Auditor General as an auditor and supervisor before joining the Housing Authority of the City of Tampa.
At Visit Savannah, Lauren Cleland has recently been promoted to Director, Marketing & Data Intelligence. She joined the organization seven years ago. Lauren serves on the eTourism Summit Advisory Board.
Jed Arrogante joins Visit Carlsbad in California to lead Business Development. His background includes strategy, business development and sales at hotels and resorts as well as Maritz Global Events.
Note: Want to know more about Visit Carlsbad? President & CEO Kim Sidoriak was our recent guest on The Travel Vertical Podcast.
Cori Humes is the new Executive Director of Kosciusko County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Indiana. She departs Marshall County Tourism, which she joined in 2009.
Miranda Allison, a Milwaukee area native, has joined Visit Milwaukee as Digital Marketing Manager. She brings experience as a social media manager and digital advertising analyst.
In Illinois, Laura Scarborough has joined the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau as the new Destination Sales Manager.
Caryn Mousley has been promoted to Destination Services Manager at Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. She’s been with the bureau since 2016.
Rich Ainsworth is the new Small Meetings Manager at Visit Greater Palm Springs. His background includes Group Sales Manager at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.
Kaitlyn Parham has been promoted to Digital Marketing and Design Director at Cobb Travel & Tourism in Georgia. She joined the DMO three years ago.
Sam Eddinger-May is leaving Visit Florida where he joined as an intern in 2016 and departs as Public Relations Account Executive. He is now a Senior Account Executive at Moore in Tallahassee.
Visit Norfolk President & CEO Kurt Krause has welcomed Kelsey Backe, an executive with a performing arts background, as the new director of Norfolk Tourism Foundation. Founded in 2004, the foundation is a nonprofit that functions as an adjunct agency to Visit Norfolk.
ASM Global has announced the appointment of Paul Jansen as the new General Manager at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota. An industry veteran, he joins from Milwaukee’s Bradley Center Sports & Entertainment Corporation.
Janet Christopher has started a new position as Senior Vice President at Miles Partnership. She joins from National Corporate Housing in Denver and was previously Vice President Tourism at Visit Seattle.
Lindsey A. Graham has been promoted to a new position as eCommerce Channel Manager at Bandwango. Formerly Marketing Manager at Visit Baltimore, she joined the company in 2020.
Jacquelyn Blackwell has been promoted to Senior Regional Sales Manager at Advance Travel and Tourism. She joined the company in 2016 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.
Tiffani Hubbert joins Madden Media as an Account Supervisor. She had been with Visit Lake County in Florida as Manager, Tourism Development/Marketing & Social Media Specialist.
Did you know? Anybody care to buy a used convention center? Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has confirmed that his administration will pursue the sale of John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston’s Bay Back after initial efforts were derailed by the pandemic. Boston has two convention centers: the newer, larger Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is in the Seaport District.
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Visit Clearfield County, Pennsylvania has issued a Request for Proposal for a new website. Contact: Executive Director Josiah Jones at [email protected] and may also be reached by phone at 814-765-5734. Deadline is April 8, 12 p.m. ET.
State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism: A research project related to vacation rental performance tracking for July 2022 through December 2024. The objective of this RFP is to provide a comprehensive view of the vacation rental accommodations segment performance. DBEDT is seeking a solution that will include at least an 80 percent sample of vacation rental properties by island as reported in the Visitor Plant Inventory (VPI). Reports will be published monthly. Closes on April 1, 2022 at 4 p.m. HST. Link here.
J O B S
President & CEO — U.S. Travel Association
President & CEO — Visit Seattle, WA
Executive Director — Discover Gloucester, MA
President & CEO — Visit Gilroy, CA
Executive Director — Manistee County Visitors Bureau, MI
Executive Director — Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce, WI
Director — South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, TX
Executive Vice President — Visit Tucson, AZ
Chief Financial Officer AND Regional Content Marketing Manager — Visit Cincy, OH
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications — Destinations International, Wash., DC (new)
Vice President Marketing & Communications — Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, LA (new)
Vice President of Sales — Visit Albuquerque, NM (new)
Vice President of Sales — San Diego Tourism Authority, CA
Vice President of Sales — Visit Austin, TX (new)
Vice President of Sales — Visit Wichita, KS
Executive Director Diversity Division AND Global Tourism Coordinator AND Content Manager AND PHL Sports Coordinator AND Marketing & Communications Coordinator AND National Accounts Manager-Midwest/West — Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, PA
Vice President of Communication Strategy AND Digital Content Manager AND Digital Web Manager — Visit Philadelphia, PA
Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion AND Director of Partnership AND National Account Executive-Chicago AND Digital Content Marketing Associate AND Sales Account Executive — Meet Minneapolis, MN
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, SC
Chief Tourism Development Officer — One Spartanburg, SC
Director of Marketing — Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, MA
Director of Marketing & Communications — Visit El Paso, TX
Director of Marketing — Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, AR
Marketing & Sales Director AND Inclusivity Consultant — Visit Durango, CO
Marketing Director — Visit Fresno, CA (new)
Marketing Manager Sales AND Tourism Manager Sales & Services AND Location Manager AND Sales Coordinator — Visit Dallas, TX
Director of Strategic Research & Analysis AND Technical Product Manager AND Convention Services Manager AND Convention Services Coordinator AND Administrative Support Coordinator — Travel Portland, OR
Senior Copy Director AND Senior UX Designer AND Manager International Marketing AND Creative Operations Project Manager AND Technical Project Manager AND Coordinator Member Programs & Services — NYC & Company
Senior Director Marketing Analytics — Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, NV
Director of Digital Marketing & Media Relations — Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau, OH
Associate Director PR/Communications — Visit Denver, CO (new)
Marketing Manager — Visit Savannah, GA (new)
Sports & Adventure Marketing Manager — Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office, UT
Marketing Communications Manager — Visit Orlando, FL
Marketing Partnership Manager — Experience Grand Rapids, MI
Social Media Manager — Tempe Tourism Office, AZ
Copywriter/Editor — Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, NC
Content Lead AND International & Domestic Sales Coordinator AND Senior Production Coordinator — Experience Kissimmee, FL
Content Producer — Visit Detroit, MI
Content Manager AND Brand Marketing Manager AND Communications Manager — Visit Napa Valley, CA
Web and Digital Marketing Manager — Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, PA
Senior Manager Research AND Digital Content Manager AND International Media Relations Manager AND Marketing Events Manager AND Special Events Manager AND Executive Meetings Manager-Midwest/West — Destination DC, Wash., DC
Research Analyst — Explore Georgia
Research Analyst — Visit Loudoun, VA
Data Analyst AND Business Analyst — Visit Grand Junction, CO
Customer Relationship Database Manager & Analyst — Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, FL
Senior Creative Marketing Manager AND Convention Services Manager — Richmond Region Tourism, VA (new)
Strategic Marketing Manager AND Social Media Marketing Manager — Visit Greenville, SC
Public Relations Communications Manager — Visit Savannah, GA
Communications Manager — SoIN Tourism (Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau), Indiana
Business Development Coordinator — Richmond Tourism, B.C., Canada (new)
Director of National Accounts Mid-Atlantic Office AND Sales Coordinator — Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, TN
Director of Sales AND Director of Human Resources AND Partner Engagement Manager AND Sales Manager — Visit SLO CAL, San Luis Obispo, CA
Senior Manager Convention Sales-Southwest/West AND Talent Alliance Director — Destination Cleveland, OH
Convention Sales Manager — Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, OK (new)
Sales Manager — Experience Columbus, OH
National Sales Manager — Visit Mobile, AL
Group Sales Manager — Fort Smith Advertising & Promotion Commission, AR
Sales Manager — Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau, IA
Regional Director Convention Sales-Rocky Mountain and Plain State Territories — Reno Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority, NV
Grants Compliance Manager — Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Economic Development Specialist — City of Arlington, TX
Destination Sales Leader — Discover Coronado, CA
Assistant Director of Economic Development — City of Stockton, CA
President — Garrett Chamber of Commerce, MD
President/CEO — Calabasas Chamber Of Commerce, CA
Executive Director — Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, Chandler, AZ
Marketing Director — Catalina Island Co., CA
Destination Services Coordinator — Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, NC
Tourism & Marketing Coordinator — St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, NY (new)
Marketing Coordinator AND Client Services Coordinator — Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, CA
Marketing & PR Administrative Assistant — Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, TN
Marketing Coordinator — Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau, St. Simons Island, GA
Tourism Marketing Coordinator — South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (new)
Visitor Experience Specialist — Visit Huntington Beach, CA
Tourism Marketing Assistant — Bardstown/Nelson Tourist & Convention Commission, Bardstown, KY
Membership Coordinator — Travel Industry Association of Canada, Ottawa , Ont., hybrid (new)
Senior Public Relations Executive — Tourism New Zealand, Santa Monica, CA
Marketing Director Faith-based Outreach — Israel Ministry of Tourism, Atlanta, GA
Senior Copywriter-Michigan — MMGY Global, Detroit Area, hybrid (new)
PR Account Supervisor (NY) AND PR Senior Account Executives x2 (NY) AND PR Account Executives x2 (LA, NY) AND PR Account Coordinator (NY) — MMGY/NJF (new)
Director, Destination Strategy — Madden Media, remote
Director of Marketing Operations — Simpleview, Tucson (new)
Content Director AND Project Manager AND Interactive Producer AND Web Developer AND Media Planner AND Account Manager AND IT Specialist AND Facebook Ads Manager AND Associate Principal-Coraggio Group AND Programmatic Buyer — Miles Partnership, Sarasota and/or remote
Director Sales Enablement AND Senior Solutions Engineer — Near, Pasadena, CA (new)
Senior Digital Media Buyer — Love Communications, Salt Lake City, UT (new)
Director of Operations — Hermann Global, Lander, WY (new)
Commercial Director, APAC AND Pricing Analyst/Manager (remote) — Sojern, Singapore
Product Marketing Manager — Satisfi Labs, remote
Vice President Global Sales — ConferenceDirect
Director Sales & Marketing — Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, TX
Manager Social Media — Universal Orlando, FL
Consumer Insights Manager — Merlin Entertainment, Orlando, FL
Analyst, Insights & Analytics – Boston Red Sox/Fenway Sports Management, Boston, MA
Manager Destination Marketing-Strategic Growth Markets — Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA
Events Manager — Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville, TN
Marketing Manager – National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green KY
Marketing Manager — Victoria Clipper, Seattle, WA
Integrated Marketing Manager AND Group Sales Manager — City Experiences/Hornblower, NYC
Tourism Sales Manager — California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
Marketing Coordinator — Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
Marketing & Communications Manager — Racine Art Museum, WI
Advertising Manager — Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR
Hotel reporter — Skift, remote
Staff food writer — The Infatuation / Zagat, NYC
Program Manager-Customer Experience — World View Space, Austin, TX
Communications Manager — GLP Films, remote
Digital Marketing Specialist — University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC
Coordinator Web Content — Historic Hotels of America, Wash., DC
Analyst Deployment Strategy — Royal Caribbean Group, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL