OMAHA, NE., August 15, 2018 – Visit Omaha is pleased to announce the hiring of three new staff members. Jessica Weishahn is the new Tourism Sales Manager, Lindsey Holmes was recently named as the new National Sales representative, and Melanie Hegwood has joined the Visit Omaha Team as the new Convention Services and Housing Manager. Anabella Coenan has been promoted to Sales and Marketing Coordinator.
Holmes, who started her career in the hotel industry as a business travel sales manager, will focus on the religious and west meetings markets. As the specialist in group tour sales, Weishahn will work with motorcoach groups, military reunions as well as the small meetings market. Both Weishahn and Holmes completed sales training with Master Connection Associates this year. Hegwood, the new Convention Services and Housing Manager, brings more than a decade of experience in the hotel industry to the organization. In her new role, she will work with meeting and event planners to coordinate their hotel room block and registration needs. Coenan began her career with Visit Omaha in 2016 as the Convention Services Coordinator. In her new role she will help coordinate information and secure booth and event space for all trade shows, industry meetings, and client events.
"Our sales team has a wide range of expertise and industry knowledge that will benefit our efforts to bring more events to Omaha," said Cathy Keller, Vice President of Sales and Services. "Each of the new staff members will add their experience to the team providing even more creative solutions for our clients."
Visit Omaha, also known as the Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism authority for the City of Omaha and Douglas County.Visit Omaha's mission is to promote and develop the Omaha metro area as a dynamic destination to stimulate economic growth for the city. Omaha welcomes 12.3 million visitors each year, and those visitors spend more than $1.2 billion while they're here.