Media Advisory: National sales manager takes reins in D.C.

(PR NewsChannel) / September 16, 2011 / TAMPA, Fla. 

Tampa Bay & CompanyTampa Bay and Company is excited to announce that National Sales Manager Dori Laack will assume her new role as Regional Account Executive based in the Washington, D.C. area beginning Oct. 1, 2011.

Laack joined Tampa Bay & Company in January 2006, after relocating from Denver, Colo.  In the past five years, she has transitioned to different roles and distinguished herself as a top producer.

“She is a master prospector and has successfully employed her creativity and imagination to open new markets, accounts and opportunities for our destination,” said Vice President of Sales Norwood Smith.  “Dori has forged close relationships with her hotel partners, and her clients are consistently impressed Dori’s knowledge of Tampa.”

Laack will be taking the reins from Senior Regional Account Executive Suz Cavanaugh.  After 25 years with Tampa Bay & Company, Cavanaugh will retire at the end of this year.

In fall 1986, Cavanaugh assumed the role of National Sales Manager for the Tampa/Hillsborough Convention & Visitors Association, now Tampa Bay & Company.  In 1995, she worked to further establish the Company’s Washington, D.C. office, where she found her calling.  Cavanaugh has been the face of Tampa in its largest, most productive market for the past fifteen years.

“While today there’s an impressive number of in-market D.C. representatives, none have remained in their position demonstrating steadfast loyalty to their cities like Suz,” Smith said.  “We celebrate both Dori and Suz for their contributions as they begin exciting new chapters in their careers.”

Media contact is Travis Claytor, communications manager for Tampa Bay & Company, at 813-342-4052 or .

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SOURCE:  Tampa Bay & Company

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