Courtney S. Ries joins Meet Minneapolis as Vice President of Destination Branding & Strategy
Minneapolis (Dec. 14, 2016) --- Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association, has hired Courtney S. Ries as Vice President of Destination Branding & Strategy. Ries comes to Minneapolis from Travel Portland, where she worked for eight years and most recently served as Vice President of Marketing, overseeing its domestic and international leisure consumer and convention sales marketing efforts.
As Vice President of Destination Branding & Strategy at Meet Minneapolis, Ries will manage marketing and branding, partnership marketing sales and revenue generation, creative services and production, website and digital marketing, Convention Center marketing and public relations, among other responsibilities.
Ries is originally from the Minneapolis area and has a degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago.
“Courtney brings a dynamic and relevant combination of talents and experience to Minneapolis,” said Melvin Tennant, president and CEO of Meet Minneapolis. “Travel Portland is well respected in the industry and has done great things to elevate the city’s profile as a destination. Courtney’s leadership experience there, coupled with her deep knowledge of Minneapolis, makes her the ideal person to lead our marketing efforts as we work to elevate our national and international profile.”
Ries began her work at Meet Minneapolis on Dec. 1.
ABOUT MEET MINNEAPOLIS
Meet Minneapolis is a private, not-for-profit, member-based association. It actively promotes and sells the Minneapolis area as a destination for conventions and meetings, works to maximize the visitor experience and markets the city as a desirable tourist destination to maximize the economic benefit to the greater Minneapolis area.
Meet Minneapolis is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destination Marketing Association International.
Find out more:
Online: www.minneapolis.org and http://go.minneapolis.org
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/meetminneapolis
On Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/meetminneapolis/