Category Archives: CVB Staff

Farewell to Ryan!

After two years as a partner development manager at the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ryan Allison has accepted a position with another company. His last day the CVB is Aug. 8. He will be sorely missed but we wish him well in his new endeavor. With his departure, the CVB is restructuring its advertising sales […]
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Sports Commission Hires Assistant Director

The Springfield Sports Commission announced it has hired a new assistant director. Whitney White joined the Sports Commission staff in April. Her responsibilities include membership sales, organizing the 1 Awards, communications and other duties. White has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Missouri State University and on May 17 will receive a master’s degree […]
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Meet the Staff: Laura Whisler

She sings like an angel and manages a marketing department like a pro, and she does all that with three small children tugging at her heart. Laura Whisler joined the bureau in 2002 to sell advertising in the bureau’s publications and website and manage the Marketing Partnership Program for businesses outside Springfield city limits. By […]
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Perez Joins Society of Government Meeting Professionals Board

Lisa Perez, sales manager for the Convention & Visitors Bureau, recently became a member of the board of directors for the Missouri State Capital Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals. SGMP’s membership is made up of people involved in planning government meetings, including planners and vendors. The group meets monthly in Jefferson City. […]
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Meet the Staff: Karen Smith

When it comes to work, Karen Smith is all about dollars and sense. She takes care of the CVB’s dollars by paying invoices and sending out the bills. And she uses common sense when it comes to managing the bureau’s human resource needs. Karen, human resource/finance manager, has been with the bureau since 1999 when […]
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It’s a Girl!

Congratulations to CVB partner development manager Ryan Allison and his wife, Brittni, on the birth of their daughter March 17. Kinley Mae weighed 9 pounds 5 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. And she’s a beauty!
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Meet the Staff: Sean Dixon

If you’ve ever wondered who is behind the CVB’s website and social media efforts, Sean Dixon is the man. Sean, the bureau’s interactive media manager, is responsible for planning and implementing interactive media marketing efforts promoting Springfield as a travel destination. He oversees one staff member, Walter Watts, interactive content coordinator. Though a relative newcomer […]
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CVB Adds New Staff Member

Please join us in welcoming Walter Watts to the CVB staff. Walter was hired to fill the new position of Interactive Content Coordinator. In that role, Walter is responsible for social media and blog content as well as other projects. A native of California, Mo., Walter is a 2013 graduate of College of the Ozarks. […]
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CVB Family Grows

Congratulations to Sean Dixon and his wife, Karina, on the birth of their son! Eliot Lee Dixon was born at 8:20 a.m. Feb. 2, four weeks earlier than expected. He weighed six pounds 10 ounces and was 18 inches long. Mother and baby are doing well.
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Meet the Staff: Carrie Edinborough

Every organization has a “go-to” person and when it comes to helping conventions and other group events be successful in Springfield, that person is Carrie Edinborough at the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Carrie, event services manager, helps organize information tables at conventions and sporting events, organizes volunteers to staff those tables, coordinates information packets for […]
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