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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 still operates at 811 N. Euclid Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719; Phone: 520-621-5130; Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Closed on government holidays. Please visit their website for updated hours. (Temporarily Closed)

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.

 

ADMINISTRATION

Brent DeRaad, CTA, President & CEO

Roni Thomas, CTA, Chief Financial Officer

Connor Voice, Office Coordinator

MEXICO MARKETING 

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 

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 & TOURISM

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. 

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

Mary Antonette Calderon, Communications & Tourism 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, CTA, Senior Vice President of Sales

Sales & Services

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

Mary Meade, CTA, Director of Sales

Joy Johnson, CTA, National Sales Manager

Brooke Sauer, CTA, National Sales Manager

Pamela Traficanti, CTA, National Sales Manager

Maria Ramirez, CTA, CRM Assistant

Renee Rogers, Sales Administrative Assistant

Sports

Nick Pazzi, CTA, Sports Sales Manager 

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, CTA, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Partnership

Meredith Lipscomb, CTA, Partnership Development Director

Carin Wiseman, CTA, Partnership Coordinator

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, CTA, Visitor Information Specialist

FILM TUCSON 

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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