• New Board Members and Officers for VisitPittsburgh

     
    POSTED April 1, 2015
     

VisitPittsburgh recently revealed its new board members and officers.

The new officers are:

  • Jamie Campolongo, VisitPITTSBURGH chairman; (president & CEO, Pittsburgh Transportation Group)
  • Eric A. DeStefano, VisitPITTSBURGH vice chairman; (regional vice president, operations and general manager, Omni William Penn Hotel)
  • Bryan N. Iams, VisitPITTSBURGH treasurer; (vice president, corporate communications, marketing and government and community affairs, PPG Industries, Inc.)
  • Ann M. Metzger, VisitPITTSBURGH secretary; (co-director, Carnegie Science Center)
  • William T. Cagney, VisitPITTSBURGH Immediate Past Chairman; (president, WTC Consulting LLC)

And the new board members are:

  • Tom Baker, Allegheny County Councilman; chief community affairs officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Sean Casey, president, The Church Brew Works
  • Omar Khan, director of football and business administration, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Patrice Matamoros, chief executive officer, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
  • Joseph Pepe, president, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Christina A. Cassotis, honorary member; CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority

"The VisitPITTSBURGH staff is honored to welcome these experienced professionals to our board of directors," says Craig Davis, president and CEO, VisitPITTSBURGH. "These knowledgeable and dedicated individuals will be able to assist VisitPITTSBURGH in fulfilling our mission of generating conventions, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region."

For bio info on all members, head here.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.