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In the interest of protecting the health and safety of visitors many area centers are temporarily closed or operating on different hours of operation. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation.

The Southern Arizona Heritage & Visitor Center closed March 15 and will reopen once it is deemed safe to do so.  Travelers seeking information about Tucson and Southern Arizona are encouraged to visit or call 1-800-638-8350 on weekdays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. MST.  Go to for updates regarding when the Southern Arizona Heritage & Visitor Center will reopen.

Contact Us

The Visit Tucson staff is passionate about working with business partners and tourism supporters to promote Tucson and Southern Arizona. We encourage your participation in our programs. To reach us -- Visit Tucson administration, departments and staff as well as the Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center -- please see the contact information below.

Visit Tucson Administration Office

115 N. Church Avenue, Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85701 

Front Desk Phone: 520-624-1817

Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-638-8350

Fax: 520-884-7804

Closed on these holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center

115 N. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701

Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-638-8350

​Open Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed major holidays except for Columbus Day.

The Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center is your starting point to discover all that southern Arizona, the Sonoran Desert and the Sky Islands have to offer. The Center opened January 18, 2020, at the Historic Pima County Courthouse downtown, replacing the Tucson Visitor Center formerly located in space shared with the University of Arizona Visitor Center. For more information, check out Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center.

The University of Arizona Arizona Visitor Center still operates at 811 N. Euclide Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719; Phone: 520-621-5130; Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Closed on government holidays.

    Parking Downtown:

    Visit Tucson will validate parking for guests using the El Presidio Parking Garage, directly behind the Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center, and the nearby Pima County Public Works Garage.

    El Presidio Parking Garage

    165 W Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ 85701

    Pima County Public Works Garage

    50 W. Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ 85701

    Additional Downtown Tucson Parking:

    Pima County's Downtown Tucson Parking Garages

    Visit Tucson Departments:

    If you need further assistance, please contact the appropriate member of our staff below, or complete and submit the following Contact Form.


    Brent DeRaad, CTA, President & CEO

    Roni Thomas, CTA, Chief Financial Officer


    Mexico Marketing department conducts marketing programs, including Vamos a Tucson, to position Tucson and Southern Arizona as the destination of choice for Mexican visitors. 

    J. Felipe Garcia, CTA, Executive Vice President

    Marisol Vindiola, CTA, Mexico Initiatives Director


    Marketing department develops and executes promotional and advertising campaigns designed to increase awareness of and travel to Tucson and Southern Arizona.

    Lee McLaughlin, CTA, Vice President of Marketing 

    Judith Romo, CTA, Graphic Designer

    Hope Smyth, CTA, IT Manager

    Ed Farias, Network Administrator


    Communications department manages media relations and social media and creates awareness of Tucson and Southern Arizona among travel media, working with travel journalists. Communications oversee Travel Trade efforts and the production of Tucson Official Travel Guide and other materials. 

    Mary Rittmann, CTA, Vice President of Communications & Tourism

    Dan Gibson, CTA, Senior Director of Communications

    Cindy Aguilar, CTA, PR & Communications Manager

    James Jefferies, CTA, Social Media Manager

    Jalyssa Gasmen, CTA, Tourism Sales Manager


    Convention Sales and Services promote the Tucson area as a premier destination for group meetings, conventions, and events. Sales staff generate leads from customers within North America. After a meeting site has been chosen, Convention Services staff connects convention and meeting planners with local providers of services. Tucson Sports promotes Tucson, Oro Valley and Southern Arizona for amateur sports events and sports-related meetings.

    Graeme Hughes, CTA, Senior Vice President of Sales

    Sales & Services

    Jane Roxbury, CTA, Convention Services Director

    Mary Meade, CTA, Sales Associate Director

    RoxAnne Erickson, CTA, National Sales Manager

    Joy Johnson, CTA, National Sales Manager

    Brooke Sauer, CTA, National Sales Manager

    Pamela Traficanti, CTA, National Sales Manager

    Laura Reynolds, CTA, CRM Assistant 

    Maria Ramirez, CTA, CRM Assistant


    Luchie Javelosa, CTA, Sports Sales Manager

    Nick Pazzi, CTA, Sports Sales Manager 


    Partnership department staff create customized partnerships for local businesses based on unique marketing opportunities and partner-only benefits. Staff provides tourism-related monthly lunches, educational sessions, networking events, and quarterly orientations.

    Vanessa Bechtol, CTA, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives


    Meredith Lipscomb, CTA, Partnership & CTA Manager

    Visitor Services

    Promoting Visit Tucson Partners is the top priority when assisting visitors with suggestions for accommodations, attractions, dining, shopping, and tours. 

    Socorro Carrizosa, CTA, Visitor Center Supervisor

    Ruth Allard, CTA, Visitor Information Specialist

    Elva Carbajal, Visitor Information Specialist


    Visit Tucson's Tucson Film Office markets the area to motion picture/television and commercial advertising production companies as a location for filming and photo projects.

    Peter Catalanotte, CTA, Director

    Mathew Bogaert, CTA, Production Coordinator

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