Visit Phoenix, the city’s official destination marketing organization, boosted its efforts with three recent promotions among its staff.
Chris Robertson is now the business development manager, Citywide Sales. Robertson joined Visit Phoenix almost two years ago and produced almost 112,000 room nights eclipsing previous production statistics from this market. When he is not connecting with meeting planners or hoteliers, he can usually be found out on the greens swinging for that hole-in-one.
Ryan Pivonka is now a national sales manager. Pivonka will handle the small meetings market; 10-125 rooms nationwide plus Amateur Sports groups. Hailing from Colorado, Pivonka began his career in hospitality with stints in Chicago working for Hilton before landing a sales position with Visit Phoenix. Sunshine and year-round golf beckoned him to the desert.
Polly Phelan is now the director of member relations and previously was the vice president of business development for Visit Spokane. Phelan began her career in sales for Dale Carnegie Training. Her love for the outdoors brought her to Phoenix.