The Visit Tucson staff is passionate about working with our business partners and tourism supporters to promote Tucson & Southern Arizona, and we encourage your participation in our programs. To help you make the most of your partnership, here is an overview of department responsibilities with contact information for staff.
115 N. Church Avenue, Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85701 (as of January 15, 2019)
Front Desk Phone: 520-624-1817
Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-638-8350
Tucson Visitor Center:
811 N. Euclid Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719
Located on the northwest corner of Euclid Ave. and University Blvd.
Toll-free phone: 1-800-638-8350
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on these holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Christmas Day
If you need further assistance, please contact the appropriate member of our staff below or fill out and submit the Contact Form.
Brent DeRaad, President & CEO
Visit Tucson Departments:
Brent DeRaad, President & CEO
Roni Thomas, 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, Executive Vice President
Marisol Vindiola, Mexico Initiatives Director
Liz Silva, Medical Tourism Coordinator
Marketing department develops and executes promotional and advertising campaigns designed to increase awareness of and travel to Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Lee McLaughlin, Marketing Senior Director
Judith Romo, Graphic Designer
Rusty Boulet-Stephenson, Graphic Designer
Julie Pulliam, Production Coordinator
Hope Smyth, IT Manager
Ed Farias, Network Administrator
PR/Communications department manages media relations and social media and creates awareness of Tucson and Southern Arizona among travel media, working with travel journalists. Communications oversees production of Tucson Official Travel Guide and other materials.
Mary Rittmann, PR & Communications Senior Director
Dan Gibson, Director of Communications
Debbie Melcher, Content Marketing Manager
Liz Felix, Content Marketing Manager
Cindy Aguilar, PR & Communications Manager
James Jefferies, Content Coordinator
SALES, SERVICES & SPORTS
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, Sales Vice President
Sales & Services
Jane Roxbury, Convention Services Director
Mary Meade, Sales Associate Director
RoxAnne Erickson, National Sales Manager
Joy Johnson, National Sales Manager
Brooke Sauer, National Sales Manager
Pamela Traficanti, National Sales Manager
Julie Braunstein, CRM Administrator
Bernice Villa, CRM Assistant
Maria Ramirez, CRM Assistant
Luchie Javelosa, Sports Sales Manager
TOURISM / TRAVEL TRADE
Tourism/Travel Trade department works with tour operators, travel wholesalers, travel agents, group tour companies, and airlines in domestic and international markets.
Jackie Ludwig, Tourism Director
Jalyssa Gasmen, Tourism Sales Manager
Isela Cano, Administrative Assistant
PARTNERSHIP & VISITOR SERVICES
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, Community Partnerships Senior Director
Nick Pazzi, Partner Relations Manager
Natalie Bedolla, Partner Marketing Manager
Mary Lou Robinson, Partner Relations & Services Manager
The Tucson Visitor Center is staffed by one full-time, five part-time employees and nearly 30 volunteers. Promoting Visit Tucson Partners is the top priority when assisting visitors with suggestions for accommodations, attractions, dining, shopping, and tours.
Socorro Carrizosa, Visitor Center Supervisor
Ruth Allard, Visitor Information Specialist
Elva Carbajal, Visitor Information Specialist
Kim Lauber, 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.
Shelli Hall, Director
Peter Catalanotte, Project Manager
Talk to Tucson!
If you have a general question for our team or you're not sure who to contact above, please fill out and submit the form below. The right person will contact you soon.