VisitPittsburgh Names New Executive Vice President, Additional Personnel Changes
PITTSBURGH - VisitPittsburgh, the official tourism promotion agency for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, recently made several personnel announcements. These staff changes came about as part of a strategic realignment to capitalize on the strength of the organization's sales, marketing and technical talent.
Jason Fulvi was promoted from Executive Director of Convention Sales to Executive Vice President. Jason is a Certified Destination Marketing Executive (CDME) who oversees VisitPittsburgh's Convention Sales, Convention Services and Partnership Development Departments. In addition, Jason is also responsible for day-to-day operations of VisitPittsburgh in the absence of Craig T. Davis, CDME, VisitPittsburgh's President and CEO. A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management, Jason joined VisitPittsburgh in 2002 as Senior National Sales Director and quickly advanced to Executive Director of Convention Sales. His background includes more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Jason recently completed his second term as Chair of the Destination Marketing Association International Sales and Marketing Committee and currently serves as a committee member for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Karl Pietrzak was promoted to Vice President of Convention Sales. He is responsible for the strategic management of VisitPittsburgh's successful Convention Sales team. Karl joined VisitPittsburgh in 2003 as a National Sales Director and was named Senior National Sales Director in 2007. Karl is a member of Destination Marketing Association International and is pursuing the Certified Destination Marketing Executive credential.
Connie George recently joined VisitPittsburgh as Vice President of Communications. Connie is responsible for strategically planning and executing of all internal and external communication programs that support and enhance VisitPittsburgh's sales and marketing efforts. Most recently, Connie was director of marketing and public relations for the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. She is on the board of directors for the Women's Press Club and the Western Pennsylvania Human Society. She also serves on the advisory committees for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Achieva and is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America.
As the official tourism promotion agency for Allegheny County, VisitPittsburgh is dedicated to generating convention, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region.