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VisitLEX promotes Mary Quinn Ramer and John Pohl and welcomes new staff members

Published: 01/06/2014

VisitLEX promotes Mary Quinn Ramer and John Pohl and welcomes new staff members Courtney Brown and Jodi Massey.

VisitLEX announces the promotions of Mary Quinn Ramer and John Pohl and welcomes new hires Courtney Brown and Jodi Massey to the team.  Mary Quinn Ramer was recently promoted to Vice President of Marketing and John Pohl recently became the Director of Sports and Equine Sales.  Courtney Brown joins VisitLEX as accounting support for all departments and Jodi Massey will soon join the convention sales department.

Mary Quinn Ramer joined the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCVB) in 2007 as the Vice President of Tourism Marketing. Her promotion to Vice President of Marketing expands her responsibilities to all marketing activities on behalf of VisitLEX, including marketing efforts for the convention and group sales departments.

John Pohl, a member of the LCVB sales team for nearly 20 years, was promoted from Senior Destination Sales Executive to Director of Sports and Equine Sales. "This new position is part of a larger program that will put additional focus on the growing sports and equine markets", said Jim Browder, President of VisitLEX.

Courtney Brown joined the LCVB at the end of November after eight years with the Lexington Convention Center where she was most recently the Box Office Supervisor. Courtney is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with degrees in both business management and accounting.

On January 16, Jodi Massey will join VisitLEX as a Destination Sales Account Executive.  Jodi is a veteran of the hospitality industry with a ten year sales and marketing background in hotels, restaurants, convention center, and a convention and visitors bureau. She will join VisitLEX after serving as the senior sales manager for White Lodging Services and director of sales and marketing for the Horizon Convention Center in IN.  

Browder added: "Mary Quinn and John have been proven, invaluable members of the VisitLEX team for many years; their expanded roles will strengthen our leadership structure. The addition of Courtney Brown is a welcome addition to the staff. Her exceptional accounting background will provide much needed support for the entire organization. Jodi's varied background and experience will provide us with the ability to enhance our focus on much needed specialty group markets which will impact our diverse collection of hotels.

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About VisitLEX
VisitLEX is a destination sales and service organization charged with distilling the spirit of Lexington's Bluegrass Region and "Horse Capital of the World" to champion the brand, generate economic benefit and serve as a role model and educator. For more information: