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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​

Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily, closed all holidays except Columbus Day. Parking is available in the El Presidio Parking Garage directly behind the Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center.

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 has closed, however Parents and Visitors can get to know the ins and outs of being a Wildcat – up close and personal with these online visitor information links.


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.



J. Felipe Garcia, CTA, President & CEO

Graeme Hughes, CTA, Executive Vice President

Lisa Owens, CTA, Chief Financial Officer

Misty Mosley, Accounting Coordinator

Kelly Reed, CTA, Executive Receptionist

Connor Voice, Office Coordinator


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

Multicultural Marketing team conducts marketing programs, including Vamos a Tucson, to position Tucson and Southern Arizona as the destination of choice for Mexican visitors. Click here to contact VamosaTucson for more information.

Lee McLaughlin, CTA, Vice President of Marketing 

Rosanna Gaxiola, CTA, Director of Marketing

Dave Levin, CTA, Content Manager

Czarina Nafarrate, CTA, Multicultural Marketing Manager

Salma Reyes, CTA, Content Coordinator

Lindsay Prester, CTA, Graphic Designer

Hope Smyth, CTA, Information Technology Director

Ed Farias, Network Systems 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's Official Travel Guide and other materials. Contact the Communications and Tourism teams here for more information.

Mary Rittmann, CTA, Vice President of Communications & Tourism

Cindy Aguilar, CTA, Director of Communications

Mary Antonette Calderon, CTA, Communications Manager

Sol Carmona DeLisser, CTA, Communications & Tourism Coordinator

Gail Godbey, CTA, Director of Tourism


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 and Southern Arizona for amateur sports events and sports-related meetings. Contact Convention, Sales & Services, and Sports Sales here for more information.

Mary Meade, CTA, Vice President of Sales

Jane Roxbury, CTA, Director, Gem Show and Convention Services

Joy Johnson, CTA, National Sales Manager

Brooke Sauer, CTA, National Sales Manager

Pamela Traficanti, CTA, National Sales Manager

Cathy Valencia, CTA, National Sales Manager

Chris Sabala, CTA, National Sales Manager

Maria Ramirez, CTA, Sales Coordinator/CRM Admin

Renee Rogers, CTA, Sales Coordinator


Nick Pazzi, CTA, Director, Tucson Sports 

Breanna Lopez, CTA, Sports Coordinator


The Destination Stewardship department focuses on destination stewardship initiatives and special projects that support destination development, community engagement, and sustainability. The department also includes our Partnership and Visitor Services staff. 

Vanessa Bechtol Cabrera, CDME, CTA, Vice President of Destination Stewardship


Partnership staff create customized partnerships for local businesses based on unique marketing opportunities and partner-only benefits. Staff provide monthly tourism-related trainings, networking events, and partner orientations. Contact Us here for more information.

Meredith Lipscomb, CTA, Partnership Development Director

Carin Wiseman, CTA, Partnership Manager

Visitor Services

The Visitor Services staff aim to enhance visitors’ experiences by providing helpful travel information and collaborating with partners to support new or improved visitor experiences.  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 Manager

Dan Jones, Visitor Center Specialist (part-time)

Kimberly Smith, Visitor Center Specialist (part-time)

Ruth Allard, CTA, Visitor Information Specialist

Elva Carbajal, CTA, 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. Contact Us here for more information.

Peter Catalanotte, CTA, Director of Film Tucson

Monica Lopez Guzman, CTA, Production Coordinator

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