Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has named Sheila Alexander-Reid as the new executive director of PHL Diversity, a key business development division. She joins from a role as Senior VP Business Development at BiasSync and had previously been Director of the Mayor’s Office of LBGTQ Affairs in Washington D.C.
Scott Craighead has been named Vice President of Sales, Services and Sports at Visit Albuquerque following his 14-year tenure with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events.
Dave Duncan has been named Chief Sales Officer at Explore St. Louis. He joins from a position as Director of Sales & Marketing at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown.
As Visit High Point, NC enters year four in its 10-year tourism strategic plan, Nancy Bowman will assume the position of Vice President of Branding. She has been with the DMO for 20 years.
Brian Wagner has left his post as Assistant Commissioner Marketing for Tennessee Department of Tourist Development to lead his new firm, Wagner Marketing. He has been with Tennessee Tourism since October 2015.
Visit Spokane president and CEO Meg Winchester has submitted her retirement effective Jan. 1, 2023. She joined the DMO in 2019 and is closing out a 30-year industry career from San Diego Convention Center to Director of Galveston Island Visitors & Convention Bureau. A search is now underway for the next leader at Visit Spokane.
Holly Perella has been named Business Development Director at SportsPITTSBURGH, a division of VisitPITTSBURGH. She joins from a role as Corporate Sales Manager for Wheeling Nailers Hockey, an ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and also served as State Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor for MidAm Hockey.
Sara Harvey has joined Destination Niagara USA as Director of Communications. She previously served as Assistant Director for Public Relations at Niagara County Community College.
Jessica Penman has been named as President & CEO of the Truckee Chamber of Commerce, near Lake Tahoe, in California. She replaces retiring President & CEO Lynn Saunders. She joins from the Yountville Chamber of Commerce in Napa Valley.
In Virginia, Arlington Convention and Visitors Service welcomed a new Destination Sales Manager, Roxana Rivera. She joins from Newseum where she spent 13 years, most recently as Sales Director.
In Arizona, Haley Demircan has joined the City of Chandler Economic Development team as Marketing Coordinator where she’ll manage and develop content for our Visit Chandler.
Kashem Miah has joined CrowdRiff as Vice President of Marketing. His background includes roles at Shutterstock, Fiverr, and others in branding, digital marketing, community development strategies, and content marketing.
Hayden Pigott has taken on a new role as TikTok Platform Manager at Miles Partnership. She was the Content Coordinator at Miles since 2018.
Kevin Wiatrowski (left) has joined Paradise Advertising and Marketing as Associate Vice President Enterprise Communications. He was chief content creator at Visit Tampa Bay from 2014-2020.
In addition, the agency has promoted Glenn Bowman to Senior Vice President, Creative Director + Brand Innovation and Cris Duschek to Chief Communications Officer (below).
Malcolm Griffiths departs Visit Britain after six years in the Brazil office to join Turner Public Relations as Vice President in New York City. Formerly Vice President of Destination Counsellors International for 13 years, he had also previously been with Tourism Australia.
Rachel Dinbokowitz has departed Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau following three years as Public Relations Manager. She is now Senior Public Relations Director at Mindy Bianca Public Relations (MBPR).