Vancouver tourism head adds regional duties

By Amy Libby, Columbian staff writer

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Visit Vancouver USA CEO and President Kim Bennett has taken an executive position with a regional tourism association.

The Destination Marketing Association of the West is a regional version of tourism organizations such as Visit Vancouver USA, representing those groups in 11 Western states and Canada.

Bennett was named president of the DMA West’s board of directors. Her duties won’t change with Visit Vancouver USA. A spokesman said they hoped to see Vancouver benefit from Bennett’s new ties.

Bennett founded Visit Vancouver USA in 1999. She has served on DMA West’s board of directors since 2013.