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Here are past news stories that may have fallen out of the news stream that were featured in Zeitgeist Consulting’s Z-News over the past couple months. However, be aware that links to external media often expire after a period of time. Use the Search feature above the tabs to search for a previous headline. 

Amir Eylon Transitions from Ohio to Brand USA

Brad Smyth Promoted to Lead Texas Tourism

Michael Mangeot to Head Kentucky Tourism Commission

Don Welch Named CEO of the Peoria CVB

Mary Beth Wilkerson Steps Down as Head of Mississippi Tourism

Lisa Mayo Departs Calaveras County Visitors Bureau

Kathy Benson Steps Down from Top Spot at Anderson SC CVB

Karen Eylon to Leave Post at the Gahanna OH CVB

Former Aurora IL CVB CEO Sue Vos “Graduates to Heaven”

Discover Charlottetown Replaces Tourism Charlottetown

San Diego Film Commission Merges with CVB

Long Beach CVB CEO Steve Goodling Named “Man of the Year”

Tucson CVB CEO Brent DeRaad Featured on Arizona Public Media

New Wisconsin Rapids CVB CEO Featured in the Tribune 

Khamis Kagasheki To Head Tanzania Tourism

Ben Berthelot to Succeed Gerald Breaux as CEO of the Lafayette LA CVB

Carolyn McCormick Named CEO of the Washington County OR Visitors Association

Area TV Anchor to Replace Cole Carley at the Fargo-Moorhead CVB

Donna Abbott Confirmed as Ocean City Tourism Director

Jacki Miskimins Selected as New Director of the Mitchell SD CVB

Arkansas City CVB's Connie Kimsey to Retire

Tourism Malaysia’s Director Acquitted of Charges

Orlando’s Gary Sain Dies Unexpectedly

Oakland CVB's Mannette Belliveau Dies of Cancer

Emerald Coast CVB’s Mark Bellinger Dead at 52

Sarasota CVB Transitions to Visit Sarasota County

A.J. Frehls Honored by Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Wilmington NC's Kim Hufham Featured in the Star-News

Rutherford County’s Mona Herring Featured in the Daily News Journal

Tacoma Regional CVB Selects SC’s Bennish Brown to Succeed Tammy Blount as CEO

Marc Garcia Named CEO of Mesa CVB

Randy Passe to Succeed Lynn Peters as Fox Cities CVB CEO

Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau Names Andi Day as new Director

AJ Frels to Cason Valley & Laura Nelson to Head Wisconsin Rapids CVB

Kristina VonBerge to Lead Little Falls CVB

David Schulte Named to Head the Eastern Shore Tourism Commission

Prospect Heights CVB CEO Brent Edwards Transitions to DuPage County CVB

Los Angles DMO CEO Mark Liberman to Retire

Peter O’Reilly Steps Down from Top Spot at Tourism Whitsundays

Rochester NY CVB’s Ed Hall to Retire

Roger Clute Resigns Top Spot at Wenatchee Valley DMO

Butte CVB Director Cindy Perdue-Dolan Resigns

McKinney CVB’s Diann Bayes Transitions to TTIA

Okaloosa County TDC Director Mark Bellinger Out After Buying a Yacht

Flint CVB Absorbed by Regional Chamber

Carbondale IL CVB Goes Dark

Utah Valley CVB’s Joel Racker Selected to Lead the State Board of Tourism Development

Buffalo’s Dottie Gallagher Featured in the News

Daytona’s Jeff Hentz Featured in the News-Journal

Former Lawrence CVB CEO Judy Billings Featured on

Muskegon CVB’s Bob Lukens Featured on

Youssou N'Dour to Head Senegal Tourism

Ruston’s Kyle Edmiston Picked to Lead Louisiana Tourism 

Christoph Tessmar to Head the Barcelona Convention Bureau

Craig Davis to Succeed Joe McGrath as VisitPittsburgh CEO

Scottsdale’s Brent DeRaad to Succeed Jonathan Walker at the Metro Tucson CVB

Asheville CVB Tabs Alexandria’s Stephanie Pace Brown to Succeed Kelly Miller as New Chief

Jennifer Kirchner Named New CEO of the Danville/Boyle KY County CVB

Tom Bannon to Succeed Ralph Day as CEO of Anderson/Madison County IN CVB

Andrew Hiebl to Take the Reins of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaus

Anaheim CVB CEO Charles Ahlers Announces Plans to Retire

L.A. Inc. Becomes the Los Angeles Convention & Tourism Board

Roger Dow & Michael Gehrisch Named to Successful Meeting’s 25 Most Influential List

Former Fond du Lac CVB CEO JoAnn Ward Honored

Greater Bridgeport WV CVB’s Tom Brady Featured on WDTV

Mark Lewis Steps Up to Lead the Parkersburg CVB

Craig Peddicord Tabbed to Head the Statesville CVB 

Sherrie Skeeters Introduced as Athens TX Tourism Director

Mike Cooper Resigns as Kentucky Tourism Commissioner

Calentha Quesenberry Resigns Top Spot at the Fayetteville WV CVB

South Africa Launches National Convention Bureau

Holland MI CVB CEO Sally Laukitis Named to Michigan Travel Commission

Raleigh CVB CEO Denny Edwards Featured on News14

Grapevine CVB CEO Paul McCallum Featured in the Community Impact 

Lyn Lewis-Smith Named CEO At BESydney

Jeffrey Hentz Selected to Lead the Daytona Beach CVB

David Randel Named CEO of the Mobile Bay CVB

Virginia Tourism’s Alisa Bailey Transitions to Top Spot at the Charleston WV CVB

Phillip San Filippo to Head the Las Cruces CVB

Lindsay Williams Named Director of the new Cleveland TX CVB

Danville-Boyle County CVB CEO Adam Johnson Resigns to Head the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Go Wichita CEO John Rolfe to Become COO of the Greater Houston CVB

Former Vegas CVA CEO Frank Sain Dies at 86 

Ohio Tourism Icon and Akron CVB CEO Susan Hamo Dies After Short Illness

Fox Cities CVB Fetes Outgoing CEO Lynn Peters

Retiring Sarawak CVB CEO Jill Henry Featured in the Borneo Post

Alabama Gulf Coast CVB CEO Herb Malone Featured on Fox10

Scottsdale CVB CEO Rachel Sacco Featured in Elite Traveler 

Adrian Evans Takes Helm at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau

Rashelle Beasley Named Manager of the Albany GA CVB

Jenni Sopsic to Lead the Montrose ACT


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