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Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) announced changes to their senior leadership team and supporting management, designed to continue the restructuring of Anaheim into a Destination Marketing Organization of the future. Following two years of monumental growth and significant staffing changes, including three new executive team staff members, AOCVCB is poised to continue working towards an organization defined by market-leading services and programming, innovative technological solutions and distinguished consumer engagement. 

  • Harriet Porter, has been promoted to Vice President, Convention Sales and oversees convention and city-wide sales for the Anaheim Convention Center.
  • Christina Dawson, has taken on a new role as Vice President, Operations overseeing AOCVCB’s administrative and finance teams.
  • Colleen Cornett, CMP, is moving into a new role as Director of Partnership Development. In addition to partnership development responsibilities, Colleen will continue to oversee Housing.
  • Steve Rathje, will be transitioning to build a business intelligence team within the Marketing department. 

“Every move we make and shift we put into effect in our staffing structure has one singular goal in mind – and that is to become the leading Destination Marketing Organization of the future,” said Jay Burress, president & CEO, AOCVCB. “After going through a transition period, we have the right team in place to make this happen.’”

The recent staffing changes follow two years of vast change at AOCVCB, which began with the appointment of Jay Burress as President & CEO of AOCVCB. Within the last year, Jay has brought in a new senior executive team to instill and execute his vision of becoming the Destination Marketing Organization of the future which included the hiring of Junior Tauvaa, SVP Sales & Services; Charles Harris, SVP of Marketing; and the reappointment of Mindy Abel, a 21-year AOCVCB veteran as SVP, Strategy & Development.


About the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau

The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) is a 501 (c)(6) not-for-profit destination marketing organization that promotes Anaheim and Orange County as a premier leisure, convention and meeting destination. Formed in 1961, the AOCVCB is the foremost destination marketing organization in Orange County. Follow the AOCVCB on Facebook (AnaheimOC), Twitter (@Anaheim_OC) and Instagram (@AnaheimOC).