The long-time general manager of the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, Bob Jameson, has been named president and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, effective Jan. 19.For a recap of last week's top stories, check out MeetingNews Minute:
Jameson replaces David DuBois, who held the position for more than five years. He left the bureau in October to become president of the Dallas-based International Association of Exhibitions and Events. Jameson was chairman of the bureau's board when DuBois resigned.
"I'm thrilled to continue my association with the FWCVB, and take it to an exciting new level as president and CEO," says Jameson. "The work we do on behalf of our world-class city is critically important to our growth and prosperity. I look forward to the challenges of the position and working to ensure Fort Worth is known as a friendly, unique and historic place to visit."
Jameson will be responsible for the strategic development of FWCVB initiatives, including the meeting and convention business, tourism development and destination promotion.
"We conducted an extensive national search through an executive placement firm, bringing qualified candidates from across the country in to meet with our search committee. It was important for us to review a significant talent pool and choose the right candidate for our CEO. It is gratifying to know that Fort Worth is a destination that draws such quality executive talent," says Gary Brinkley, chairman of the FWCVB board and general manager of Stockyards Station. "His long term experience with an international hotel brand paired with great local working relationships made Bob the strongest candidate."