Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB), a private, not-for-profit organization that globally markets and sells the Detroit area, named a senior national sales manager.
Tom Albrecht brings 25 years of sales experience in a variety of positions to the DMCVB. His role will be to sell metro Detroit as a destination to host meetings, conferences, conventions, tradeshows and events to the Washington, D.C.-area market, including the suburbs of Virginia and Maryland, targeting associations, labor unions, governments, corporates and event producers.
As the former director of sales at Cobo Center, Albrecht doubled the number of annual major event bookings within his first three years. He also served as associate/global account executive for New York-based ConferenceDirect and director of group sales for Shanty Creek Resorts.
Albrecht was the co-founder and co-owner of Meeting Site Solutions, where he was responsible for the sales and operation of site selection and meeting planning firm for 18 years. In this role, he represented national and international hotel companies and independent hotels and resorts to meeting, conference and convention planners.
He is or has been a member of Meeting Professional International (MPI), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and AMPS.
Albrecht completed his undergraduate studies at City College in New York. He will be living in the Washington, D.C. area.
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