ACVB Announces Chicago Sales Director Hire and Long-Time Employee Promotion

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) announces the hiring of Maddie DaMario and promotion of David McAuley.

DaMario joins the organization as director, Chicago area sales office. She is responsible for selling and marketing Atlanta as a destination for prospective trade shows and group meetings with a specialized focus on attracting customers from the Midwest market. She comes to ACVB with more than 10 years of professional convention management experience including destination marketing and sales, medical meeting planning, trade association planning and hotel group sales.

She is actively engaged in the Chicago hospitality community as she volunteers and holds membership in the Greater Midwest PCMA Chapter, SITE Chicago Chapter and MPI Chicago-Area Chapter. She has been recognized as part of USAE’s “40 under 40” and as an award winner in the PCMA “20 in their Twenties” program. A graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, DaMario holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.

“Maddie comes to ACVB with an extensive hospitality background that will undoubtedly strengthen our presence in the Chicago and Midwest market,” said Charlene Lopez, executive vice president and chief sales officer, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Additionally, it is with great pride that we share David’s promotion. His dedication and leadership have been instrumental to the success of our sales efforts.”

McAuley has been promoted to senior director, Washington, D.C. and Chicago area sales offices. In this expanded role, David will oversee the sales initiatives in the bureau’s leading association markets. While maintaining his primary focus in Washington, D.C., he will collaborate with DaMario to further enhance Atlanta’s reputation as a premier meetings destination with customers based in Chicago and throughout the Midwest.

McAuley began his tenure with ACVB in 1997 as national sales manager based in Atlanta. In 1999, he relocated to Washington, D.C. where he was promoted to director and began representing Atlanta while overseeing the sales operations.

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