Colorado Springs, Colo. – January 28, 2019 – Visit Colorado Springs announces the following hires, appointments and staff promotions:
Jane Blazer has accepted the role as marketing coordinator. Blazer comes from a background of marketing, social media and event planning. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication as well as Journalism from Miami University. She then moved to Los Angeles where she worked for 3 Arts Entertainment and Tastemade. Blazer recently moved to Colorado Springs and will be responsible for marketing outreach and supporting the marketing manager and the chief innovation officer. She can be reached at Jane@VisitCOS.com, 719-685-7637.
Dina Chiaravalloti, formerly the group servicing manager, has been promoted to sales manager. She is responsible for working with the following markets: Colorado associations, military reunions, education, fraternal, government, hobby, special events and various third-party planners. Chiaravalloti has been with VCOS since January 2017. She can be reached at Dina@VisitCOS.com, 719-685-7625.
Holly Taylor has filled the group servicing coordinator position. Taylor was previously with Metso Minerals as an advertising administrator and comes from a background of event planning and vendor relations. Taylor has lived in Colorado Springs for more than 40 years and is very familiar with the City and surrounding areas. She will be responsible for providing servicing to all group markets as well as coordinating and assisting with military, class and family reunions, day meetings, holiday parties, student and youth groups and weddings. She can be reached at Holly@VisitCOS.com, 719-685-7626.
Denise Noble, formerly the partnership coordinator, has been promoted to partner relations manager. Noble joined the organization in March of 2012 and is now responsible for partner relationship building, account reviews, website updates, invoicing, email communications, event planning and execution and supporting the director of partnership development. Noble has lived in Colorado Springs for more than 20 years and is also an accomplished photographer whose work can occasionally be seen at area galleries. She can be reached at Denise@VisitCOS.com, 719-685-7621.
The Colorado Tourism Office named Chelsy Offutt, director of communications, a member of the 2019 class for the Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey, a year-long executive training program aimed at building the state tourism industry’s bench strength. The Class of 2019 includes 22 participants from tourism settings as diverse as Red Robin International, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, Rocky Mountain National Park and Johnson and Wales University. Their year-long experience began at the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference in Vail, Colo.
Crystal LaTier has joined the VCOS Board of Directors as a non-voting El Paso County representative. LaTier is the housing authority executive director and interim economic development executive director with the County’s Economic Development Department where she has worked since 2010. LaTier oversees the administration of the County’s Community Development Block Grant Program.
Becky Leinweber has joined the VCOS Board of Directors as a voting member. Leinweber serves as executive director of Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance where she strengthens the outdoor recreation industry for the Pikes Peak region through leadership and collaboration. She also co-owns Angler’s Covey in Colorado Springs with her husband David.
Dave Harris has rejoined the VCOS Board of Directors as a voting member. Harris has previously served on the VCOS Board of Directors for 18 years and its Executive Committee for 8 years. Harris co-owns and operates Pikes Peak Ghost Town with his wife and has previously served eight years as President of Pikes Peak Region Attractions.