Oct 26, 2010 2:11 PM by Greg Boyce
The Convention and Visitors Bureau in Colorado Springs has named Doug P. Price as President and CEO.
Price currently serves as Senior Vice President for Professional Development at Destination Marketing Association International, the world's largest association of destination marketing organizations, in Washington, D.C. He worked for many years with Marriott International. Price is also a recognized public speaker in the travel industry and author of three books on the subjects of change management, creating exceptional customer service and high-touch selling in a high-tech environment.
Current Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO, Terry Sullivan, had announced earlier this year that he will retire on December 31, 2010, after 20 years of service. Price will begin his new position in January 2011.
"My wife Kathy and I are very excited to move to Colorado Springs," said Price. "We have visited in the past and have found people extremely friendly. The region has a rich tradition of tourism, and I am humbled to follow a respected leader like Terry Sullivan."