CVB promotes three, gives new duties to two

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The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau has promoted three employees, given a new title to one and celebrated another’s advancement.

Amy Long, formerly vice president of marketing and membership, is now vice president of marketing and partnerships. The change is a reflection of the CVB’s new partnership model, which intends to give small business more exposure through the CVB website.

The organization is switching from a membership model, where only members could be touted on the CVB website and mobile apps, to a model that supports any tourism related business on the CVB website. There still an option to pay a fee and be a marketing partner with the CVB for additional promotional opportunities,

Chelsy Murphy, formerly the public relations manager, has been promoted to the director of communications. Murphy joined the CVB in 2008 from a national advertising agency.

Sharen Piper, formerly membership and special events manager, has been promoted to director of partnership sales and events. Piper joined the CVB in 2010.

Cheryl McCullough, formerly sports and special events sales manager, has been promoted to senior sales manager – sports and special events. McCullough joined the CVB in 1997.

Gaby Stephenson, CVB executive assistant, has received her certification with the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She has been recognized with the Certified Administrative Professional rating, or CAP along with specialties in organizational management. This certification represents an increase of aptitude in key areas of organization and planning, information distribution and administration skills.