Visit Anaheim announced the creation of a new convention sales manager position that focuses on mid-sized conventions. This addition allows the entire Visit Anaheim team to devote additional time to assist customers and fully understand their business needs.
Julia O’Brien was appointed convention sales manager, working with all mid-sized convention customers. This new position is a key addition for the Visit Anaheim convention sales team, allowing for a deeper reach into customer needs with more personalized service. O’Brien has been with Visit Anaheim since 2008 and previously served the organization’s East Coast clients.
Julie Rice was promoted to convention sales director, Eastern Region. With Visit Anaheim since 2016, Rice works with convention customers in the eastern region to customize their Anaheim experience and enhance their attendee experience. Prior to this promotion, she served East Coast customers as a meetings sales manager.
Brooke Newton joined the Visit Anaheim team as meeting sales manager, eastern region. Based in the Washington, D.C. metro area, she is working with customers in Washington, D.C. and the eastern region whose meetings are in need of Orange County’s diverse hotels and meeting facilities rather than the Anaheim Convention Center. Newton has more than 11 years of meeting and event experience, previously working with the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visit Alexandria, University of Louisville and the United States Navy.