Two staff changes were reported by the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau and Springfield Sports Commission.
Katie Johnson is now the assistant director for the Sports Commission. Prior to accepting the position, Johnson was the sales assistant at the CVB for five years. She replaces Ashton May who left the Sports Commission to pursue a career in real estate.
Johnson’s responsibilities include enhancing the visibility of the Sports Commission by selling and retaining membership in the organization and assisting the director with event development.
Jill Pearce was hired to replace Johnson and now serves at the CVB’s sales coordinator. Pearce oversees the group tour and small meetings market and provides support to the group sales and services department.
The Convention & Visitors Bureau and Springfield Sports Commission are nonprofit organizations dedicated to boosting the local economy through growth in travel and tourism. The Sports Commission is managed by the CVB.