The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) has welcomed two new hires to the sales and membership teams.
Sonia Storbeck has been added as national sales manager of corporate accounts and Chris Hendley as director of membership.
As national sales manager, Storbeck is responsible for marketing and selling Atlanta as a destination for large corporate meetings and events of 1,200 or more rooms on peak night.
Storbeck joins the ACVB team with more than 12 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing including positions with the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Ritz-Carlton and Capital One Financial.
At the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, Storbeck served as the director of national accounts and specialist for North County, and was responsible for developing a strong account base and maintaining relationships between meeting planners and hospitality partners.
As the director of membership, Hendley will lead recruitment and retention programs for current and prospective ACVB members while managing the membership department.
Hendley brings 11 years of sports experience in sales, marketing and management to the ACVB, including positions with Georgia Force of the Arena Football League, The Arena at Gwinnett Center and Philips Arena.
In his time at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Hendley served most recently as business and community development manager, responsible for implementing the sponsorship sales program. In addition, he functioned as arena manager, director of arena booking and marketing and media manager.