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 February 11, 2016
Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Hires Sales Manager For Rocky Mountain Territory

 The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired Shannon Johnson to fill its national sales manager position covering the Rocky Mountain territory. Johnson's region includes Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico and Colorado. In this market, Johnson will work with corporate, association, incentive and third-party meeting planners.

Johnson comes to the Scottsdale CVB from American Hotel Register, where she was the territory manager selling to hotels and resorts all over Arizona. Previously, she held sales positions at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

"Shannon's knowledge and familiarity with Arizona's portfolio of hotels and resorts will be vital to meeting planners across the region looking to bring their business to Scottsdale," said Kelli Blubaum, vice president of convention sales and services at the Scottsdale bureau. "We're excited to welcome her to the team and have her begin tackling the Rocky Mountain market."

During the Scottsdale bureau's 2014-15 fiscal year (July 1, 2014 -- June 30, 2015), the convention sales team booked $95.5 million in meetings business. The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is responsible for marketing Scottsdale as a premier travel and meetings destination to national and international target audiences, including meeting and incentive planners, travel agents, tour operators and individual tourists.

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