Winston-Salem CVB Names New President

Richard Geiger, former president of the Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau in Buffalo, N.Y., has been named president of Visit Winston-Salem in Winston-Salem, N.C., the convention and visitors bureau announced last week.

During his 14-year tenure in Buffalo, Geiger achieved a significant increase in convention bookings for the destination and helped its hotel occupancy exceed the national average in 2008, despite the beginning of the downturn.

Prior to working at the Buffalo Niagara CVB, Geiger was director of convention sales and marketing for the Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau, where he was credited with expanding Orlando's focus beyond leisure to meetings.

Geiger will assume his new position as president of Visit Winston-Salem on Feb. 1.