Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Veronica Gruber Named One of 30 Future Leaders of Destination Marketing

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) has selected Veronica Gruber of the Macon-Bibb CVB for its renowned "30 Under 30" program. The program focuses on identifying and developing the talent of destination marketing professionals, 30 years of age and under, through increased access and exposure to industry networking and thought leadership.

“Our nominating Committee reviewed every submission, and ultimately delivered an impressive roster for 2016,” said Bob Lander, Chair of DMAI. “I look forward to recognizing these 30 future leaders who have already demonstrated exceptional potential.” 

Veronica Gruber has worked in the hospitality industry for 7 years and has been a member of the MBCCVB team since June 2014 where she currently works as Group Tour Manager. Prior to this role, she served as an Information Specialist before transitioning to Sales & Services Coordinator at the Macon CVB. She is a graduate of Florida State University. Her previous positions also include Event and Human Resources Manager for HotPlates Restaurant Group and Park Director Intern at the International Cherry Blossom Festival.  

The 2016 honorees originate from a variety of destinations and backgrounds, from National Tourism Bureaus such as Brand USA and the Bermuda Tourism Authority to local Convention and Visitors Bureaus in Victoria, Texas and Macon, Georgia.

“Investing in the future generation of destination experts is paramount,” said Welsh.  “I am confident that the program we have developed for this year’s Annual Convention will inspire and further educate this incredibly talented team of future destination marketing leaders.”

Now in its sixth year, ’30 Under 30’ is supported by founding program partner SearchWide, and sponsored by IMEX and USAE.  The honorees will convene for the first time at DMAI’s Annual Convention August 1-3 in Minneapolis, MN. Recipients will be recognized Monday, August 1 immediately following the Opening Keynote featuring Abigail Posner.

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