Kathy Gerhardt McCarthy joins Meet Minneapolis as Director of Public Relations and Communications
Minneapolis (Oct. 11, 2017) -- Today, Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association officially announced the appointment of Kathy Gerhardt McCarthy as director of Public Relations and Communications. In her role, she will guide the strategy for all communications, social media and public relations, as well as ensure that Meet Minneapolis is viewed as a primary source of information about Minneapolis for leisure and business travelers. Gerhardt McCarthy joined the organization in late September.
“We are very pleased to welcome Kathy to our Meet Minneapolis team,” said Melvin Tennant, president and CEO of Meet Minneapolis. “As an experienced and successful public relations executive in the travel industry, as well as a former journalist, her talents fit extremely well with goals of Meet Minneapolis and Sports Minneapolis to highlight our city as a premiere leisure travel and conventions and events destination.”
Before joining Meet Minneapolis, Gerhardt McCarthy spent nearly 13 years with Travel Leaders Group – the largest traditional travel agency organization in North America – and most recently served as its Director of Public Relations and Communications. Prior to that, she was an Emmy-nominated television sports anchor/sports reporter having worked for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, as well as television stations in Buffalo (N.Y.) and Chicago.
Gerhardt McCarthy is originally from the greater Chicagoland area and has a degree in Communications from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.
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 Destinations International.
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Kristen Montag, Meet Minneapolis senior public relations and communications manager, 612-767-8038, email@example.com, @Minneapolis_PR on Twitter
Kathy Gerhardt McCarthy, Meet Minneapolis director of public relations and communications, 612-767-8048, KathyM@minneapolis.org