Tourism: Starting Back Details
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
- Vic Isley (Asheville): Victoria "Vic" Isley is the President & CEO of Explore Asheville and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority. She believes in the power of travel -- the emotional reward people get through exploring new places and the economic benefits communities generate through the process. Isley has been recognized as one of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s (HSMAI) Top 25 Minds in Hospitality & Travel Sales Marketing for being an innovative marketing executive.
- Mary Quinn K. Ramer (Lexington): Mary Quinn K. Ramer is President of VisitLEX, where she oversees all administrative, marketing and convention activities for the destination organization. Mary Quinn brings 20 years of tourism, marketing communications, and event planning experience to VisitLEX. During her tenure, she has overseen a successful rebranding effort and launch of the iconic blue horse brand, coordinated all Bureau activities for two international equine events, launched an original culinary tourism initiative, launched a national PR campaign for the destination, and has recently overseen the implementation of blue horse branded merchandise. Mary Quinn is a proud recipient of the Public Relations Society of America’s top honor, the Silver Anvil, as well as the numerous marketing awards from the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, including Most Innovative Award in both 2017 and 2018.
- Barry White (Chattanooga): Barry E. White joined the Chattanooga Tourism Co. as the president and chief executive officer during the spring of 2018, bringing more than 29 years of leadership expertise in the travel and hospitality industry. White’s major accomplishments include developing successful community-led tourism master plans; using innovative methods to generate destination development resulting in substantial growth in tourism-related projects and hotel revenues; and creating and implementing extensive strategic plans. White is a Certified Destination Management
Executive (CDME) by Destinations International and holds an Institute of Organizational Management (IOM) certification by the United States Chamber of Commerce. He has been recognized with multiple Tourism Leadership Awards, the Georgia Governor’s Award for Creative Excellence, and Southeast Tourism Society’s Shining Example Award.
Immediately after joining the Tourism Co., White began collaborating with community stakeholders, investors, and customers to develop and implement the organizations’ first strategic plan. The multi-year plan required assessing the community’s existing tourism-related assets, identifying growth opportunities for sustainable success, and developing a tourism master plan to elevate the industry to best in class. White serves leadership roles with a variety of organizations including Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Tennessee Tourism Committee, Greater Chattanooga Hospitality Association, and the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce. White previously served on boards with Georgia Society of Association Executives, Destinations International, U.S. Travel Association’s Destinations Council and more.
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