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Experience Columbus Names Brian Ross as New President and CEO

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Experience Columbus announced yesterday the appointment of Brian Ross as the organization’s new President and CEO. Ross has served at Experience Columbus for the past six years as VP of sales.

“Experience Columbus has established aggressive goals for growth in the coming five years,” said Lisa Hinson, Chair of the Board of Experience Columbus. “The search committee sought a candidate who could work with our many partners to lead the effort to significantly grow convention and tourism business in Columbus and create greater economic prosperity for our community. We feel we have got the best of both worlds with Brian, someone who has Columbus in his DNA yet also has the broader experience of having worked in larger national markets.”

Under Ross’ leadership as VP of sales, the organization has opened national sales offices in Washington DC and Chicago, and added a sales position that focuses on niche leisure group travel markets including family reunions, bank travel, religious groups and the LGBT travel market.

Ross assumed the position of President and CEO effective yesterday. He replaces Paul Astelford who retired in December after 13 years in the position.

More information can be found online at www.experiencecolumbus.com.


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