SEATTLE – Visit Seattle announced the promotion of Troy Anderson to Director of Sales, effective June 7. In his new role Anderson will take on several new responsibilities, chief among them to provide day-to-day leadership of the Seattle-based contingent of Visit Seattle’s strong convention sales team, which also includes several regionally-based sellers. This national team sells the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle area hotels, and regional hotels and resorts to a local, regional and national audience.
“Troy has been a successful National Account Director at Visit Seattle for more than six years,” said Visit Seattle Vice President, Convention Sales & Services Kelly Saling. “In that time, he has proved himself to be a true partner of the Seattle community, growing the west coast market year-over-year, making incredible inroads with new clients and securing business for the convention center and our area hotels. He is well-positioned as he steps into his new role within Visit Seattle to bring that same enthusiasm and leadership to our business nationwide.”
Anderson started with Visit Seattle in 2013 as a National Account Director and came to the position with more than nine years of experience in the hospitality industry. Anderson spent several years in Las Vegas, NV where he served as a National Sales Manager for both Treasure Island Resort & Casino and New York-New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. He was also the Director of Sales and Marketing for a collection of golf courses and clubs in the Las Vegas area and worked as a Convention Sales Coordinator for MGM Resorts at The Mirage Hotel. Anderson began his career in Seattle with Holland America Cruise Line where he worked for nearly three years after graduating from the University of Washington.
As a Washington state native, Anderson has a passion for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest and said he is honored to continue to grow business in his home state as the next step in his career.
“Seattle is a world-class destination with an incredible mix of natural beauty, dynamic businesses and innovative, inclusive leadership. It has been a pleasure to serve our region and make an impact in my current position,” Anderson said. “In my new role, I look forward to continuing this work with my colleagues at Visit Seattle alongside our partners at the convention center, within the hotel community, and our area leaders. Together, I know we can continue to enhance our business and make an even greater impact in our community.”
Anderson graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Business Administration with an International Marketing Emphasis and a minor in Speech Communication. He enjoys cheering the UW Huskies to victory any chance he gets alongside his wife and their two boys.
About Visit Seattle:
About Visit Seattle:
Visit Seattle has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501(c)(6) organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales and overseas tourism development. More than 40 million annual visitors spend $7.9 billion in the city and county each year. The economic power of travel and tourism generates more than 78,000 Seattle area jobs and contributes $806 million in annual state and local tax revenue. Go to visitseattle.org.
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