Visit Tampa Bay Announces Two Key D.C. Hires
November 5, 2015 by Kevin Wiatrowski
TAMPA (Nov. 4, 2015) – Visit Tampa Bay is delighted to announce two significant executive hires focusing on convention business in the Washington, D.C. area, with the addition of Kory Lake as National Sales Manager and Jason Carroll, CMP, as Regional Account Executive in the Mid-Atlantic Market .
Kory Lake returns to Hillsborough County’s destination marketing organization from Marriott International, where she served as Account Manager on their global sales team and most recently as Senior Sales Executive for the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. Lake, a past president of Tampa Bay’s MPI Chapter, previously held a national sales position for Visit Tampa Bay from 2000 to 2004. She will be based in Tampa Bay.
Based in the Washington, D.C. area, Jason Carroll joins Visit Tampa Bay after a decade at The Florida Aquarium, where he held various positions leading up to Director of Sales & Events. An active facilitator and speaker, Carroll currently serves as Chairman of the MPI Global Chapter & Membership Advisory Council.
“We are very happy to have Kory back with us and delighted to welcome Jason to our Visit Tampa Bay team,” President & CEO Santiago Corrada said. “Coming on the heels of the strongest tourism year in our three decades of existence, hiring the most talented representatives for a region that has significantly contributed to Tampa’s success was a top priority.”
Adam DePiro, Director of Convention Sales, added: “In addition to a wealth of industry experience and a comprehensive understanding of Tampa Bay, Kory and Jason are both conscientious and fun. I know our partners in the Mid-Atlantic will thoroughly enjoy working with them.”
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Visit Tampa Bay encourages adventurous travelers to unlock our destination’s trove of unique treasures. We are a private 501(c)(6) organization that works with more than 750 partners to tell the world the story of our home – the hip, urban heart of the Gulf Coast of Florida. Visit Tampa Bay closed Fiscal Year 2015 on Sept. 30 having produced $26.8 million in Tourist Development Tax revenue for the county, the second record year in a row.