VisitPittsburgh, the official tourism promotion agency for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, has hired a new national sales director in charge of minority, religious and women’s convention markets.
As the new director of sales, Tamara Whiting also will handle selected association accounts and territories. She has a record of top performance in sales and marketing and is skilled in social media.
Most recently, Whiting was the account manager and social-media trainer for Expion in Raleigh, N.C. Prior to working at Expion, she held the position of field-marketing manager, central region, for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. While working with Starwood, she spent five years at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in operations and revenue-management positions. Whiting also held the positions of advertising manager for Patch.com, an AOL Company, and interactive account executive for Brunner Digital.
Whiting is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She also earned a master’s degree in organizational studies from Robert Morris University.