KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Visit KC, Kansas City’s tourism and hospitality organization, recently announced two new additions to its team, as well as a promotion inside its Destination Services department.
Teresa Martinez joined the Visit KC team on Nov. 10 in the role of special assistant to the president/governmental affairs manager. Previously with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Teresa served as a legislative aide to Councilman Russ Johnson and a protocol officer/executive assistant in the City Manager’s officer. Martinez’s primary role will be to assist the President & CEO and lead Visit KC’s strategic engagement with government affairs. Martinez earned her Master’s Degree in Protocol and Diplomacy and holds Bachelor’s in English and Foreign Languages.
Kathryn (Katy) Hagmeier joins the Visit KC Convention Sales team as a sales account executive. She will focus on small, short-term corporate and association meetings that utilize one hotel. A graduate of University of Tulsa, Hagmeier previously held positions at the Tulsa Convention Center and Netchemia, a talent management company based in Prairie Village, Kan.
Jenny Wilson is now director of destination services. She will now oversee the organization’s convention services, visitor information and housing initiatives. Prior to joining the company in 2006, Jenny worked for the Hyatt Hotels Corporation for more than eight years.
“These three individuals bring experience and industry knowledge that greatly enhance our team,” said Ronnie Burt, Visit KC President & CEO. “These announcements underscore our focus on recruiting and developing the right talent, reinvigorating convention business and engaging the community. We are well positioned to successfully execute our 2015 Strategic Plan, and I’m confident all three will drive our efforts to elevate the Visit KC brand.”
About Visit KC
Formerly known as the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, Visit KC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite global passion for visiting Kansas City. Through marketing, sales and service of the convention and tourism industries, Visit KC supports a vital and growing component of the local economy—generating more than 45,000 jobs and $4.6 billion in economic impact annually. For more information about Kansas City, go to VisitKC.com.