Webinar: How Did I Get Here? Career Q&A With Tourism Pros
The career path of the tourism professional is anything but cookie cutter. From gigs at hotels and attractions to various roles at DMOs, associations and third-party travel vendors, seasoned hospitality pros offer a wealth of experience beyond destination knowledge.
Join us for a candid conversation with Margo Richards of the Lower Colorado River Authority and Jeremy Harvey of Visit Savannah on Wednesday, February 3 at 2 p.m. ET. Submit your questions about landing the job, moving to a new destination, creating strong professional networks, continuing education, certifications, or anything else you would like to ask by January 29th.
The conversation will be moderated by DMAI 30 Under 30 Ambassadors Shanna Smith and Cat Kessler, and will be followed by a brief DMAI update from Mitchell Gehrisch.
Jeremy Harvey is the vice president of communications and marketing for Visit Savannah. In his position, he oversees the organization’s marketing initiatives including destination branding, advertising, digital marketing, public relations, content development, and social media initiatives.
Previously, he spent eight years with both Visit Loudoun and the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association (now Visit Alexandria) in Virginia, where he began his career in tourism. He lives in Savannah with his wife, 2 boys and a new beagle named Daisy Duece. You can find him @jeremy_harvey.
Margo Richards joined the Lower Colorado River Authority in January 2015 as vice president of Community Resources and directs parks, conservation efforts, the Colorado River Land Trust, tourism, meeting and event planning and other revenue-generating initiatives. In this role, Richards leads sales, marketing and advertising campaign efforts to increase brand awareness and visitation to LCRA’s 46 parks and various other public-private business ventures.
Richards is a seasoned marketing and strategic communications executive whose previous accomplishments include serving as the Texas Department of Transportation’s director of Travel Information Division. Before joining TxDOT in 2012, Richards served as the Director of Tourism at the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.