OAK BROOK -- The DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired two marketing managers as it positions the county to compete for its share of visitors in the increasingly frenzied travel and tourism landscape.
Angela Tormey joins the DCVB as a market manager alongside Marcus Lopez, who will help elevate promotional efforts in his work as a marketing coordinator.
"We saw summer's boom from leisure travel as forecasted, with pent up demand filling hotels, restaurants and attractions in many destinations across the country," said DCVB Executive Director Beth Marchetti. "As funding from the American Rescue Plan funnels to local levels, aggressive sales and marketing efforts to attract visitors are already saturating the marketplace."
Tormey brings to DuPage more than 30 years of experience in sales and hospitality, 25 of which were with Marriott Hotels. A well-respected sales executive, Tormey is a winner of the Malcolm Bridge National Quality Award.
Lopez, a recent graduate from Clarke University, brings versatility to the marketing department with experience in multimedia content creation. Notable accomplishments include his work with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL, the nation's top junior hockey league, and various web-based companies. Lopez's collegiate athletic background -- men's lacrosse at Clarke University and football -- will also assist the DuPage Sports Commission as it grows its presence across sales and marketing platforms.