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Louisville CVB announces convention staff changes

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, the city’s official destination marketing organization, named a convention services manager and promoted another employee in the Convention Services Department.

Brad Knapp will be responsible for working with convention groups in the sports, government, state and direct selling markets. He will work to connect meeting planners in his markets with services necessary to guarantee a successful convention or meeting in Louisville.

Before coming to the Bureau, Knapp was a convention services manager, a position he has held for the last 10 years, for the Galt House Hotel & Suites.

Knapp is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin -Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. He also is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a master’s degree in Counseling.

The appointment was effective Sept. 1.

Additionally, the Bureau has promoted Proscovia Mattas to senior sales manager in the Convention Development Department.

Mattas joined the Bureau in 2012, and before this promotion worked as a national sales manager. In her new position, Mattas will work with the large meetings in the Trade Business Commercial, Direct Selling and Government markets requiring 301 rooms, or more, on peak nights. She will also solicit new business and maintain existing groups.

Mattas has 21 years of hotel management experience, with nearly 10 of those in European hotels. She began her hotel career in Germany in 1994. She moved to Louisville in 2003 and has worked at both the Seelbach Hilton and the Marriott East/Park Inn Louisville East.

She is a graduate from Washington State University at the University Center Cesar Ritz in Brig, Switzerland.

The promotion was effective immediately.

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