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Greater Phoenix CVB names new director of national accounts

Lynn WhiteheadThe Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau has increased its sales staff with the addition of a new director of national accounts.

Based in Baltimore, Lynn Whitehead will spearhead the Greater Phoenix CVB’s citywide accounts with 1,001+ rooms on peak night originating in the Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland region.

Whitehead previously served as the director of national accounts with the San Diego Convention Center, where she was responsible for the sales of more than 11,000 downtown hotel rooms and 2.6 million square feet of convention space for primary association accounts in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Her professional career includes her SDCC tenure of 17 years as well as experience with Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company. She also directed the national sales effort for Radisson Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in the Washington, D.C. area.

Whitehead began her career in hotel sales in Atlanta after graduating from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Va.

Whitehead is a member of ASAE, IAEE, and PCMA, and currently serves as co-chair for the Capital Chapter of PCMA’s Emerging Professionals Committee and on the PCMA’s Faculty Task Force at a national level.

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