New board president, members of Roch. CVB
The RCVB has appointed three new members to its board of directors and announced John Beltz, property manager for the Broadway Residence & Suites, will take over as the 2010 board chair.
The board of directors advises the activities, budget and policy of the RCVB, which is the official destination marketing association for Rochester. In 2010, the board is focused on upgrading the organization’s communications systems, destination marketing, and the impending Mayo Civic Center expansion.
RANDOM NOTE FROM JEFF - Improving communications is always a great goal for public-private nonprofits like the RCVB, because many of my readers as well as simple journalists like myself get confused about how all of the pieces fit together. The other day someone asked me to name the current board members and I could only remember some of them.
I'm sure that list was readily available somewhere, but I couldn't remember where. Then I remembered seeing the list on RCVB's 990 form filed with the IRS.
I've attached that list on two pages from the 2008 990 document. Click to enlarge them.
And now back to your regularly scheduled press release:
John Murphy of Mayo Clinic’s public affairs department, Erin Hansen from IBM’s executive briefing center, and Bruce Dahlstrom, owner of Hers Clothing Store, are new members of the 23-person board of directors. Beltz, already on the board, takes the chairperson reigns from Joe Powers, owner of the Canadian Honker restaurant. Chair-elect is Teresa Puetz, program director for continuing education and professional development at the University of Minnesota-Rochester.
Major initiatives for the RCVB in 2010 include supporting the “Destination Medical Community” strategy of Mayo Clinic, which will mean further focus on hospitality industry improvement and marketing. The RCVB will upgrade many of its communication systems this year, implementing a new customer relationship management technology system, integrating existing information systems and upgrading its Web site for both external and convention customer service. Continuing to support the legislative agenda for the expansion of the Mayo Civic Center is also a focus.