Title: President and CEO of Richmond Region Tourism, the nonprofit organization offering services to support and promote the area’s hospitality and tourism industries. The organization is funded by seven jurisdictions (the Town of Ashland, cities of Richmond and Colonial Heights and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and New Kent).
Education: Georgetown University, 1970-74
Career: Independent Players Association, worked for Bill Riordan who ran a winter indoor tennis circuit with the top tennis players, 1975-79: City of Norfolk, sales representative at the Norfolk SCOPE, 1979-88; Richmond Centre (the original convention center), sales manager, 1988-90; general manager of the Richmond Centre, 1990-92; Metropolitan Richmond Convention & Visitors Bureau (later renamed Richmond Region Tourism), president and CEO, 1992-present
Where in the metro area do you live?: Henrico
Best business decision: “Moving to Richmond in 1988. I have lived all over the country, and central Virginia is the most ideal place to live. The quality of life is the best. The climate, the traffic, the schools, the arts, the culture, and best of all the people.”