Albuquerque CVB Names New CEO

Tania Armenta - Albuquerque CVB

After a dozen years, President and CEO Dale Lockett will be resigning his post at the helm of the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) effective Jan. 5, ACVB announced this week. Succeeding him on Jan. 6 will be ACVB Chief Operating and Marketing Officer Tania Armenta.

"During the past 12 years, there have been many accomplishments by the talented ACVB team. I am proud of my role in helping nurture the environment to attract and keep dedicated team members capable of marketing, promoting, and selling Albuquerque's hospitality industry assets," said Lockett, who did not cite a reason for leaving, except to say he was looking forward to his "next chapter" in a different sector. "I am looking forward to my next chapter and wish only the best for the thousands of professionals who work in our hospitality industry, one of the few industry sectors that has added jobs in Albuquerque coming out of the Great Recession."

A native of New Mexico, Armenta has been with ACVB for more than 17 years.

"I am grateful for the confidence of the board in my skill set and approach," she said. "I believe in this organization, industry, city, and state. I've been honored to work with Dale for the last 12 years, learning from him and many other wise mentors along the way. I'm excited to begin this new era with our tremendous ACVB team. The industry is currently a very bright spot for the economy, and we have an opportunity to build on that momentum and move forward aggressively working with our partners."

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