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Staff Changes at the CVB, Sports Commission

A couple staff changes have taken place at the Convention & Visitors Bureau and Springfield Sports Commission in recent weeks. Katie Johnson is now the assistant director for the Sports Commission. Prior to accepting the position, Johnson was the sales assistant at the CVB for five years. She replaces Ashton May who left the Sports […]
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CVB Hiring for Two Positions

The Convention & Visitors Bureau has an opening for a full-time group sales coordinator in the Sales Department and a part-time receptionist at the Route 66 Springfield Visitor Center. The group sales coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the group tour and small meetings market and provide support to the group sales and services department. […]
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Promotions at the CVB

Two CVB staff members were recently promoted to new positions. Congratulations to both! Sean Dixon, interactive media manager since June 2010, was promoted to assistant marketing director. He is now responsible for overseeing the marketing department and all digital advertising. Adam McMullin, interactive content coordinator since August 2015, was promoted to community manager. He writes the […]
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Tracy Kimberlin Selected One of SBJ’s Men of the Year

Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, was selected as one of the “2016 Men of the Year” from the Springfield Business Journal. The Men of the Year luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19 in the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine St. Tickets are $38 each and can be […]
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Abby Terhark Named One of DMAI’s 30 Under 30 Class

Abby Terhark, advertising sales assistant for the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, was named a member of the 2016 Class of Destination Marketing Association International’s ‘30 Under 30’ program. The nominating committee received 95 submissions for the 2016 experience, the largest response since the program’s inception in 2011. This year’s honorees originate from a variety […]
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Lisa Perez Receives President’s Award from SGMP – Missouri Chapter

Lisa Perez, sales manager for the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, was awarded the President’s Award from the Society of Government Meeting Planners MOCAP Chapter at the organization’s Education Training and Annual Awards Program June 9 in Jefferson City. The President’s Award is a special tribute given to someone for an extraordinary personal contribution to […]
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CVB Vice President Accepted into Leadership Springfield

Laura Whisler, vice president for the Convention & Visitors Bureau, was among 32 people accepted into the 2015-16 Signature Class 31 of Leadership Springfield. The session kicked off with a retreat Sept. 10-11 in Branson and will include seven program days and a spring closing retreat covering topics such as the Springfield Community, Criminal Justice […]
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Perez Receives Award from Missouri Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals

Lisa Perez, sales manager for the Convention & Visitors Bureau, received the Supplier of the Year Award from the Missouri Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Planners. The annual award is for active participation in the organization during the 2014-15 year, said Annette Wallace, president of the organization Wallace said Perez went “above and […]
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CVB Staff Grows

Jennifer Holt has joined the staff of the Convention & Visitors Bureau as finance/administration assistant. Holt will assist Karen Smith, finance/administration manager, by serving as backup for financial functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, payroll and benefits administration.  She will also be responsible for general office administrative duties such as inventory ordering and maintenance, […]
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CVB Hires Advertising Sales Assistant

Welcome aboard to Abby Terhark who has joined the CVB staff as an advertising sales assistant. Terhark will assist Jane Rips, partner development manager, with advertising sales; data entry of advertising sales contracts and billing information; phone, e-mail and in-person follow up with advertising clients; updating the client history database; trafficking advertising sales materials (ie. […]
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