Four new managers have been promoted at VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau, where they will help in the mission of bringing more conventions and tourism to The Mile High City. Tourism is Denver’s second largest industry, employing more than 51,000 people while generating $4 billion in annual spending.
“We are always proud to promote from within, and we have recently been able to help four of our team members advance their careers in tourism,” said Richard Scharf, president & CEO of the Bureau.
Advancing their careers with promotions are:
Brittany Froelich has been promoted to convention sales manager, Midwest region. Froelich joined the Bureau in 2010 as a sales coordinator and was quickly promoted to executive meetings manager, Eastern region. With strong local hotel sales relationships, she consistently exceeded her goals and has now been promoted to convention sales manager, Midwest region. In this role, she will be responsible for convention sales for association groups using up to 950 hotel rooms a night for groups headquartered in the seven Midwestern states of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. She is a graduate of Florida State University.
Amanda Rodriguez joined VISIT DENVER as a convention services coordinator in 2013 and is being promoted to executive meetings manager, East region. In this position, she will be responsible for selling Denver as a location for small meeting business of up to 150 hotel rooms from all of the major east coast and southern U.S. states. She is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Denver.
Phillip Rohrbach is being promoted to executive meetings manger of the West region. Rohrbach joined VISIT DENVER as a convention sales coordinator after stints at the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau. In his new position he will be responsible for small meeting business of up to 150 hotel rooms from groups headquartered in all Western states. He is a graduate of Colorado State University.
Jenna VanOort has been promoted to tourism manager. VanOort joined VISIT DENVER in 2014 as a visitor information specialist, and previously worked in the Tourist Information Center, providing information to visitors. In her new position, she will support international tourism marketing efforts, help arrange familiarization tours and site inspections of Denver, and help manage the video content at the Bureau’s new high tech Tourist Information Center, which opened earlier this month. She will also assist on various other tourism initiatives, from Denver Arts Week to Mile High Holidays. She is a graduate of Northwestern College in Iowa.
With these recent promotions, VISIT DENVER has also hired two young professionals who will be assisting with convention sales and services.
Ursula da Silva, convention sales coordinator, will be assisting the department in arranging meeting planner tours and helping with potential convention bookings in the city. She is a graduate of Temple University.
Erin Frazier, convention services coordinator, will be assisting the department with conventions already booked into the city. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Frazier recently earned a VISIT DENVER Go the Extra Mile Hospitality Award for her work at The Crawford Hotel.
For more information about VISIT DENVER and career opportunities with the organization, please go to visitdenver.com.