ACVB Promotes Kristin Delahunt to Director of Convention Services

Kristin Delahunt
Kristin Delahunt

The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) announced the promotion of Kristin Delahunt to director of convention services. In her new role, Delahunt will focus on building convention attendance and enhancing visitor experience by capitalizing on digital marketing campaigns and resources.

She will also support ACVB sales initiatives through a customized suite of services and continue to work with city-wide conventions to assist in all aspects of meeting planning. Delahunt follows Cookie Smoak, who resigned after 13 years from the ACVB in August to join the College Park Destination Marketing Organization as its new president.

Delahunt came to ACVB in 2003 as a convention services manager and was promoted to assistant director of convention services in 2009. Prior to joining ACVB, Kristin worked with Maritz Travel Company as the senior travel director where she managed logistics of international business group travel, corporate incentive travel, and on-site operations for conferences and special events.

"Kristin is an exceptional individual who has been supporting our largest convention and sports customers for many years," said William Pate, president and CEO, ACVB. "I have no doubt that, through her leadership, our convention services team will continue to provide the excellent support our customers have come to expect from ACVB."

Kristin recently served as host committee chairperson for the 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four. She is currently working with ACVB’s marketing department to develop two e-news campaigns, one for convention planners to increase exhibitor sales in Atlanta and the other to drive convention attendance and encourage pre/post night stays.

Celebrating 100 years of hospitality, ACVB is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.

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