MIAMI, Fla. – The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has appointed Carol Motley as senior vice president of convention sales and services.
In her new position, she will be responsible for driving occupancy and attendance for conventions, trade shows, and meetings in Greater Miami and Miami Beach. She will work with meeting planners and executives to generate leads, bookings, and room nights. Working alongside GMCVB president/CEO David Whitaker, Motley will also establish and coordinate all convention sales strategies to assist in overall corporate objectives.
“We are delighted to welcome Carol to our team,” said Whitaker. “Carol brings to the table over 26 years of direct experience and a track record of sales success representing some of the top convention centers, big box hotels, and destinations in the country. This diversity of experiences will serve her, her team, and our partners well here in Miami and Miami Beach, both in support of our hotel partners’ in-house meetings, our newly reimagined and expanded convention center campus, and our commitment to winning future conventions, trade shows, and meetings that will convene here.”
“I am thrilled to join the GMCVB and promote Greater Miami and Miami Beach as a world class destination that is revered for its international leisure, event, and meeting appeal.” said Motley. “It’s an exciting and important time to help sell the newly renovated and expanded Miami Beach Convention Center, creating additional opportunities to welcome world travelers. Supporting the sales and services team will be a privilege and I can’t wait to apply my years of experience and relationships to expand our business portfolio.”
Motley is relocating to Miami from Washington, D.C., where she previously acted as director of convention sales at Destination DC. Before Destination DC, Carol was senior national account director at Visit Orlando. Carol’s other previous experience includes posts with Choose Chicago, the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and the Baltimore Convention Center.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Communications Studies from the University of Virginia.