Press Release

News Release
December 14, 2015

Kauilani Robinson
(206) 461-5839,


Visit Seattle Announces Samantha Shaw as Director of Business Development


SEATTLE – Visit Seattle welcomes Samantha Shaw as its new Director of Business Development within the Partnership team. In this role, Shaw will be responsible for acquiring, retaining, and managing Visit Seattle sponsorship revenue as well as developing relationships with potential sponsors and partners.

“Samantha brings an impressive amount of hospitality experience to our Partnership team,” said Tom Norwalk, President and CEO of Visit Seattle. “We are delighted to welcome her to Visit Seattle.”

Shaw comes to Visit Seattle with eight years of experience within the hospitality industry, most recently as the Sales Manager for Meetings and Special Events at the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. Prior to this, Shaw served as a National Sales Manager for both AlliedPRA Destination Management and BBW International, a staffing agency for the events industry. Shaw attended the University of Ottawa where she received a BA in Communications and Theater.

About Visit Seattle:

Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region.



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