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People Update: Jolene Dempster

March 9, 2021

The St. Joseph, MO Convention & Visitors Bureau announced in 2020 that Jolene Dempster has taken over the Convention/Meetings market which also includes reunions and social events. Jolene graduated from the Nettleton College, and since joining the industry, she has participated in the Executive Program in Destination Management through DMAI and the Sales Academy for Destination […]

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People Update: Rebecca Rupard

March 9, 2021

Rebecca Rupard was named the new Tourism Director for the City of Lebanon, Missouri in November 2020, and she accepted this new role after serving as the Public Relations Manager for the Lake of the Ozarks Tri-County Lodging Association for 17 years.  In her previous position, she was involved not only in tourism, but with […]

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People Update: Sean FitzGibbons

March 9, 2021

In late December a new operations staff was hired. Sean FitzGibbons joined the team as Executive Director.  Originally from St. Louis, Sean comes to the Foundry from Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio where he served as Director. “I look forward to working with the City of St. Charles as the Executive Director […]

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People Update: Kelly Douglass

December 8, 2020

Agenda: USA has announced the immediate addition of hospitality and events professional Kelley Douglass as Director of Client Services. Douglass joins Agenda: USA from New Orleans, Louisiana, where she worked since 2008 as an event producer in one of the premier convention cities, working with leading destination management companies (DMCs) and corporate clients. Douglass has […]

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People Update: Heather Brown

December 8, 2020

The Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) welcomes Heather Brown as the Interim Executive Director.  Heather was employed with the CVB for seven years and has extensive knowledge in the operations of the organization. Heather has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and Marketing as […]

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People Update: James Metcalf

November 6, 2020

James Metcalf was named Director of Food and Beverage Manager for the new Element by Westin hotel in St. Louis. Prior to joining Midas Hospitality, James previously served as Panera Bread’s Operating Partner for nearly nine years.  His new role involves managing the Element’s rooftop UPBAR, which is Midas Hospitality’s first owned and operated bar […]

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People Update: Janessa Corpuz

November 6, 2020

Janessa Corpuz was named the General Manager of the new Element by Westin hotel in St. Louis.  She has more than 20 years of hospitality experience and previously served as the General Manager for Midas Hospitality’s Courtyard by Marriott in St. Peters. Prior to joining Midas Hospitality, Janessa was a General Manager for Schulte Hospitality […]

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People Update: Donna Williams

November 6, 2020

Combs Hospitality, Inc. has named Donna Williams the Director of Sales and Catering for the Radisson Hotel Branson. “We are very pleased to have Donna assume this critical leadership role,” General Manager Ray Archuletta said.  “Donna’s extensive sales, marketing, and operational experience is an excellent addition to our management team.” Donna initially joined the Radisson […]

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People Update: Debbie Philpott

November 6, 2020

Combs Hospitality, Inc. has named Debbie Philpott a Sales Manager for the Radisson Hotel Branson. Prior to starting her new position, Debbie’s previous roles were Executive Meetings Manager for Chateau on The Lake, Meetings & Conventions Sales Manager for the Branson CVB, and Reservations Manager for Thousand Hills Golf Resort. She earned a BS degree […]

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People Update: Craig Hall

October 22, 2020

The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCCVB) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Craig Hall, who joined the JCCVB team as the new Sports Sales Manager. Hall will lead the charge in attracting new sporting opportunities to Jefferson City while offering an extensive range of services to ensure the events are successful. […]

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