Visit Wichita, the CVB for the greater Wichita area, named Jessica Viramontez convention sales manager. In this role, Viramontez will build relationships with meeting planners and market Wichita as a convention and meeting destination, helping groups identify and select facilities, hotels and vendors to ensure visitors have a successful meeting experience – and also a memorable visit by enjoying the city’s museums, attractions, live shows, shopping and dining. Her focus areas include aerospace/aviation, government/military (non-reunion), environmental, engineering and scientific, legal, finance and energy.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of a team that is working to improve and show off my hometown,” said Viramontez. “Plus, I love to meet new people. I’m ready to start making connections in the community and building relationships with meeting planners from across the country.”

Viramontez was born and raised in Wichita, and received her bachelor degree in exercise science from Wichita State University. Prior to joining Visit Wichita, she worked as a consultant for Cerner Corporation in Kansas City.

 “I moved away for a couple of years and recently moved back home, which has given me an even greater appreciation for Wichita. The changes that have taken place and the resurgence in city pride are inspiring,” Viramontez said. “I am delighted that through this role I have the opportunity to share my own Wichita pride and bring visitors in so they can see what a gem Wichita is.”

 The sales team, led by vice president of sales Moji Rosson, consists of Viramontez, two additional convention sales managers, a convention services manager and a convention sales coordinator.