• Meet Mary German

     
    POSTED December 13, 2016
     

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Mary German was recently hired as the COO for Arlington CVB in Texas.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as COO of Arlington CVB?

Arlington is undergoing an extraordinary transformation. The city is thriving with new business ventures, increased tourism visitation and new product development driven by visionary leaders, cross-sector collaboration, great community and a dynamic destination. I’m looking forward to working with Arlington leaders and the community on strategic initiatives that will aid in the city’s continued success.

2. How did you get in the industry?

I began my career as a tour guide at Visitor Information Center Assistant Manager in Richmond, Va. (Richmond Convention & Visitors Bureau).

3. What are you hoping to achieve in your new role?

Impact, growth and excellence collectively have been the cornerstone of my life’s contributions and achievements. In my new position, I’ll continue to work on cross-sector collaborative programs with Arlington hospitality partners and community, specifically in the areas of the Arlington Tourism Public Improvement District, Advocacy, Transportation and Strategic Initiatives.

4. What do you enjoy most about the industry?

Great professionals represent the best of our industry. The industry is represented by diverse cultures, vast opportunities and service-oriented professionals. The more than 10,000 Arlington tourism professionals are the heart and soul of our city’s hospitality and two-way engagement with our visitors. Fourteen million visitors experience the best of Arlington when convening for a meeting or visiting our extraordinary attractions, which include the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park, Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, Downtown Arlington and service-oriented hotels, restaurants and shopping venues.

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com.

Theron Gore was recently named the chief marketing officer for East West Hospitality.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?

 

Denver-based Dazbog Coffee has delivered a taste of Russia and Colorado through its eye-catching packaging, branding, small-batch roasting and blending of hand-selected coffee from around the globe. Leonid and Anatoly Yuffa immigrated to The Mile High City from St. Petersburg, Russia with their family in 1979 and later combined their skill sets and business savvy to launch Dazbog Coffee in 1996. Today, the company has more than 30 coffee shops across Colorado and Wyoming and a product line with names like KGBlend and White Nights Espresso.

 

There is no denying the stunning daytime scenery of Colorado, but the state’s amazing celestial landscape after normal meeting hours provides all sorts of great options for groups.

Twice each month from May through September, groups meeting in Leadville or nearby can enjoy a stagecoach ride beneath a full moon with Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting. Based on the 19th-century tradition of mail delivery by stagecoach, moonlight rides are offered on the eve and night of the full moon.