The more I travel—and the longer I edit this magazine—the more I appreciate convention and visitors bureaus. They are staffed with people who know their area inside and out, and are passionately committed to supporting and promoting it. In Michigan, in particular, we've needed voices telling our story to a country that often had it wrong. Our CVBs have done as much as anyone to do so and to turn our state’s fortunes around and attract the enthusiasm and investment that we need.
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Angela Val was recently hired as the chief administrative officer at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as chief administrative officer at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau?