Meet Minneapolis hires new convention marketing manager

Meet Minneapolis hires new convention marketing manager


Meet Minneapolis hires new convention marketing manager

MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 25, 2013) — Experience in hospitality and marketing, project management and public relations will serve Alicia Schindle well as she takes on her new position as convention marketing manager with Meet Minneapolis, Convention & Visitors Association.

Schindle has an accomplished range of job titles, including account executive for advertising agency BVK and marketing manager for The Drake Hotel in Chicago; her most recent title. While at The Drake, she received recognition from Hilton Worldwide for leading the “Best Tactical Marketing Campaign to Drive Revenue.”  Her experience in the hospitality arena adds to her well-rounded tourism expertise. She has proven success from her role as project manager for The Saint Paul Hotel centennial celebrations with a keynote event she co-orchestrated for the centennial, which was nominated for an ISES Star Award.

"It's truly an honor to be a part of a growing organization of world-class experts,” said Schindle. “I’m really looking forward to being a part of Meet Minneapolis, and best of all, I get to share my enthusiasm for Minneapolis!"

As convention marketing manager, Schindle will be responsible for managing the marketing of the Meet Minneapolis Destination Sales and Services teams as well as the Minneapolis Convention Center through the Internet, presentations, creative development and advertising efforts, while maintaining the Meet Minneapolis brand and message throughout.

“Alicia has a unique, diverse work history including everything from hotel international media relations to advertising campaign development at an agency, which will serve her well in her new role,” said Amanda DePhillips, director of marketing. “Her enthusiasm for Minneapolis and overall industry experience will play a vital and strategic role in supporting all of our sales efforts.”


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 of the greater Minneapolis area. Meet Minneapolis is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destination Marketing Association International.

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Kristen Montag, media communication manager, 612.767.8038,, @Minneapolis_PR on Twitter.