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Visit Huntington Beach Names Susan Valen as New Director of Sales

February 8, 2022

Visit Huntington Beach, the official DMO for the city of Huntington Beach in Southern California, has named Susan Valen as its new director of sales.

Valen, a CMP and SITE member, most recently served as the national sales director for the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau for the past 13 years. While there, she worked with citywide convention, sporting, association and corporate groups to solidify the city selection and contracting for the Long Beach Convention Center, as well as multiple hotels.

"We are extremely pleased to have Susan join our team," said Kelly Miller, president and CEO for Visit Huntington Beach, in a press release. "With tourism rebounding and the return of meetings and conventions, it’s important that we have someone with Susan’s creativity and tenacity leading the effort to further position Huntington Beach as a top destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions to convert more bookings for our partners."

Other previous roles of Valen's include director of sales and marketing manager positions at both Marriott and Hilton brands, as well as similar positions with IMPROV Comedy Clubs and Planet Hollywood. An Orange County native, Valen is also an active member in the Southern California chapters of PCMA and MPI.

This article is based on a press release from Visit Huntington Beach.

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