June 18, 2014
Detroit, Mich. — The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) has named Tom Albrecht senior national sales manager. Albrecht joins the DMCVB from Cobo Center.
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, trade shows and events to the Washington, D.C.-area market, including the suburbs of Virginia and Maryland, targeting associations, labor unions, government, corporate and event producers. Albrecht will be living in the Washington, D.C. area.
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.
Albrecht is or has been a member of MPI, PCMA, IAEE and AMPS. He completed his undergraduate studies at City College in New York.
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) is a private, not-for-profit organization with a mission to market and sell the metropolitan Detroit area on a worldwide basis as a destination for leisure and business travel including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, tours and incentive travel and as a film location to maximize additional visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues and job opportunities.
More than 700 businesses are represented in the DMCVB's membership. The DMCVB was founded in 1896 as the world's first convention and visitors bureau. visitdetroit.com
CONTACT: Renee Monforton, DMCVB
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