Published on : Friday, November 8, 2013
Bringing over 20 years of sales experience in the hospitality industry, Karen Johnston recently joined Visit Tampa Bay’s Convention Sales team as Regional Account Executive in the Chicago satellite office. Johnston will be focusing on selling and representing Tampa Bay as a convention and meetings destination to the Midwest and West Coast markets.
Most recently working as Director of Association Sales for Choose Chicago, Chicago’s Convention & Visitors Bureau, Johnston’s success has been attributed to her industry expertise and in-depth relationships in the Chicago area and beyond with associations in the medical, business, insurance, telecommunications and utilities markets. Prior to Choose Chicago, Johnston worked for 16 years as Director of National Accounts in Global Sales for Marriott International where she was responsible for leading and assisting the hotels in achieving top line revenues through strategic selling.
Johnston earned her Bachelor’s from Virginia Tech with a degree in Marketing Management. Her industry involvements include PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association), where she has served on various committees for over 15 years, ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) and the Association Forum of Chicagoland.
Source:- Visit Tampa Bay