Devoted to strengthening professional relationships and network opportunities among TACVB members, allied travel organizations, and government officials. The purpose of this committee is to strengthen public relations and implement marketing strategies for the association through various media avenues.
Committee Chair: Ryan Polk, Visit Kilgore
Education and Conference Committee
This working committee selects session topics and speakers for the Annual Conference and other TACVB educational events, and assists with logistics at the Annual Conference.
Committee Chair: Kathleen Frankford, TACVB
Committed to the recruitment of new members and retention of current members. Responsibilities of this committee include: promoting TACVB membership to convention & visitor bureaus, destination marketing organizations, chambers, and industry affiliates to help grow the association; providing membership reports to the board of directors, as needed; conducting a bi-annual membership drive and membership survey on alternating years.
Committee Chair: Veronica Maldonado, Visit Garland
Collects, assembles, and distributes industry-related resources/data/tools through the electronic presentation of plans, sample documents, job descriptions, etc. to assist tourism professionals.
Committee Chair: Amy Zientek, Visit Lubbock
Destination Management Specialist (DMS) and Texas Destination Marketer (TDM) Committee
Oversees and manages the TDM and DMS programs. This committee works to ensure that the TDM and DMS programs are meeting the professional development needs of association members.
Committee Chair: Blaire Friar, Seguin CVB
Sales Blitz Committee
This committee works with TxMet members to plan and execute the association's yearly Sales Blitz and educational event.
Committee Chair: Jo Beth Wolfe, Visit College Station
* Must be a current subscriber to the TxMET database to participate. Learn more about the program.
The Team Texas Committee selects and organizes opportunities for cooperative marketing at trade and consumer shows around the country.
Committee Chair: Mark Thompson, Visit Plano
Young Professionals Committee
Create and implement programs to assist professional members of TACVB who are 40 years of age or younger. The Young Professionals Committee will work with other committees to enhance opportunities for young professional participation and help ease the transition of early career professional members into the workforce through specific programs designed to create professional awareness.
Committee Chair: TBD