A spokesperson at VisitPittsburgh announced the hiring of a national sales director. VisitPittsburgh generates convention, tradeshow and leisure travel business for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.
As national sales director, Robert Leff is responsible for the corporate market as well as handling Northeast and Southwest national association accounts and territories. Previously, Leff worked for Gaylord Hotels as national accounts director.
During his position as a national account executive with Meet Minneapolis, he consistently held a high record of excellent performance. He won the top producer award for 2007 and 2011 while working with association and corporate city-wide accounts for Meet Minneapolis.
As a sales manager, he worked at the Hilton Minneapolis, the Hiltons of Oakbrook Terrace (Ill.), the Hiltons of Chicago and the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport.
Leff is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in international relations.