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ACVB Welcomes Four New Employees

Anchorage, Alaska – Dec. 7, 2010 – The Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) named Chrissy Johnson as convention sales & service assistant, Zulie Mason as a membership & advertising sales manager, Susan Sommer as film/special projects manager and Nedra Anderson as human resources manager.

Johnson joins ACVB as convention sales and service assistant, working closely with meeting planners making final arrangements for conventions booked in Anchorage, as well as preparing for and supporting ACVB meeting planner familiarization tours (FAM) and site inspection visits. Johnson has eight years of sales experience, and first came to Alaska in the summer of 2006.

Zulie Mason has been hired as a membership & advertising sales manager for the Community, Member & Visitor Relations department. No stranger to ACVB, Mason previously worked in the Communications department in 1998. After the birth of her oldest daughter, she left ACVB to spend more time at home with her family. Another daughter and five years of small business ownership later, Mason has rejoined the world of tourism marketing.

As film/special projects manager, Sommer is ACVB’s liaison to the state film office, Alaska Film Group, and productions exploring Alaska as a possible location for their film and photo projects. Sommer also coordinates ACVB’s support for large community events like Anchorage Fur Rendezvous and the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout. Sommer has a master’s degree in creative writing, and before joining ACVB worked as an editor and webmaster.

Anderson has more than eighteen years experience as a human resources professional, with a degree in organizational management, and a Professional Human Resources certification. Anderson is a member of the Anchorage Society of Human Resources Managers and has conducted interviewing and recruiting workshops. She is well acquainted with the tourism industry and Alaska, having spent three summers criss-crossing the state as a tour guide.

The Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (ACVB) mission is to attract and serve visitors to the Municipality of Anchorage as a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO). ACVB’s marketing functions are funded by one-third of the bed tax collected by lodging associations. One-third goes to the Municipality’s general fund, and one-third to service the bond debt and operations of the Anchorage Convention Centers. ACVB receives no state or federal funds. 2010 marks ACVB’s 35th year of bringing business to Anchorage. Explore www.Anchorage.net for more information.

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