Expanding its sales team further, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB), a private, not-for-profit organization that globally markets and sells the Detroit area, hired a senior national sales manager.
David Dew brings nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of positions in the hospitality and tourism industry to the DMCVB. His role will be to sell metro Detroit as a destination for meetings and conventions to the Chicago corporate and associations market.
One of his primary focuses is the medical meetings market. By attending tradeshows and customer events, and making sales calls, office visits and site inspections, he will communicate all Detroit has to offer to meeting planners.
Dew has 13 years of experience in account sales and promoting a convention city. As the former sales manager for the Meet Chicago Northwest CVB, he attracted various groups to Chicago Northwest, economically benefiting more than 60 hotels, a convention center, an 11,000-seat arena and the community at large. His background also includes hotel, resort and banquet management experience.
A resident of the Chicago area, Dew holds a B.A. in hospitality and tourism from Southern Illinois University.
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