President & CEO
As President and CEO of Visit Cincy, Julie Calvert leads the region's destination marketing and management organization. Her strategic vision and collaborative approach help maximize the size and impact of Cincinnati’s visitor economy and expand the region’s travel, tourism and convention industries. Calvert leads an award-winning team to attract high volume, high impact meetings to Cincinnati, and she works closely with civic, corporate and hospitality industry partners to establish and promote Cincinnati as a world-class tourism and meetings destination.
Prior to her appointment as CEO, Calvert served as Executive Director of Source Cincinnati (Cincinnati Experience), where she led the charge to connect the region with national media and elevate the “Cincinnati Story” into the global spotlight. In that role, she created a coalition of like-minded, visionary funders. She built and engaged a board of directors, and tapped our best regional resources and outside experts to establish Source as the region’s only organization focused solely on global reputation management and strategic growth.
Calvert has spent her career developing and executing strategies that drive awareness, build reputation, mobilize resources and spark economic vitality in the region. She started as a media reporter and editor, worked as a senior advisor at one of Cincinnati’s top communications firms and served as Vice President of Communications and Strategic Development for the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau from 2001-2016 (now Visit Cincy). At that time, she was the driving force behind the CVB’s national marketing and communications strategies and was instrumental in the Bureau’s record-setting results in attracting and hosting some of the world’s most high-profile conventions.
With a profound appreciation of our region's rich diversity, Calvert has a track record of finding ways to celebrate the varied voices, backgrounds and viewpoints that make up our Cincinnati tapestry. She helped build the CVB’s Supplier Diversity Program and multicultural marketing channel. And she made diversity a key part of Source Cincinnati’s strategic vision, from the people it engages to the stories it tells about the region.
In 2015, Julie spearheaded civic communications efforts for the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game hosted in Cincinnati, raising the city's national profile during one of the signature events in all of professional sports. In 2012, she led all civic engagement and communications efforts for the World Choir Games, one of the premier arts and culture events in the world and the largest international event in the history of Cincinnati USA.
Calvert is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class 37, and was named one of the Cincinnati Business Courier's Forty Under 40. She serves the Board of the Cincinnati Music Festival and is a former Cabinet Member for the ArtsWave Annual Community Campaign and former member of on the Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls.
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Andy is an accomplished, 25-year global hotel and destination management executive with a consistent track record of increasing responsibility and leadership roles at the industry's most recognized and respected brands.
Most recently, Conklin was Vice President of Sales responsible for owned and managed Trump Hotel properties around the world. There, he led sales, marketing and meeting planning teams, focusing on global sales strategy, maximizing brand exposure and growing market share and revenue.
He also has held senior sales positions with Starwood, W, Sheraton and Hyatt Hotels. His work included developing new revenue-building initiatives, fostering team collaboration and forging mutually beneficial co-marketing programs with regional convention and visitors bureaus.
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Linda brings nearly 30 years of experience to the role and incredible credentials in strategic oversight of all aspects of finance and accounting, with specialized experience in risk management and systems analysis. Linda was most recently at the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau, where she served as Vice President of Finance since 2018. Prior to that, she worked at CardioSolution, the University of Cincinnati, Catholic Health Initiatives and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She started her career at Duke Energy and spent 17 years with the organization.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Linda earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy from Miami University and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier.
Vice President, Marketing & Visitor Services
Randie oversees all of the CVB's destination marketing and communications efforts, as well as visitor experience programs such as the Certified Tourism Ambassador Program and the Cincy Region Visitor Center. She was recognized with the 2021 Paul Sherlock Legend in Ohio Travel Award from OTA, the Ohio tourism industry's highest honor.
Adam has led award-winning work in destination marketing and management for many years, having served as the Executive Director of Hocking Hills CVB prior to joining the Cincinnati CVB in 2007. Adam serves on the board of the Ohio Travel Association, where she was recently board president, and has an active role with the Board of the Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus.
Vice President, HR & Employee Engagement
An accomplished and dedicated executive, Deana joined Visit Cincy from 3CDC, where she was Vice President of Human Resources since 2016. While there, she oversaw all staff development and talent retention and recruitment, as well as mentoring and training programs; diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives.
Prior to her work at 3CDC, Deana was VP of HR for Envision, Cincinnati's premier provider of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. She also spent 10 years with Cincinnati non-profit Lighthouse Youth Services. Deana earned both a bachelor's in Human Resources and a Master's in Labor and Employment Relations from the University of Cincinnati. She also earned her law degree from the Chase College of Law in Kentucky.
Taylor Brewer was a member of Class 39 at Leadership Cincinnati and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ArtsWave, Findlay Market, The Parks Foundation and Life Learning Center.