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Visit Lubbock Welcomes Two New Sales Managers

Aug 03, 2015

Visit Lubbock, the convention and visitors bureau, is pleased to announce the addition of Taryn Hruzek and Katherine McBee as sales managers to the organization’s sales team.

Hruzek’s primary market focus includes religious, military and group tours. McBee’s primary market focus includes education, social, fraternal, wedding and reunion groups. Both Hruzek and McBee’s responsibilities as sales managers are to proactively seek out their respective market groups and promote Lubbock as a convention and meeting destination.

Katherine McBee

“In recent years, Visit Lubbock has seen a tremendous growth of marketing and sales efforts when it comes to hosting meetings and conventions,” John Osborne, president and CEO of Visit Lubbock, said. “We’re thrilled to welcome Taryn and Katherine into these sales positions and know their experience and enthusiasm are a perfect fit for Visit Lubbock. We’re excited to utilize their skills and ideas to maintain success in our organization.”

Hruzek is a 2015 graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management. While at the university, she gained hospitality and events experience in Texas Tech organizations like the Residence Hall Association and Office of the President. She was also previously employed at Arbor Inn & Suites where she served as a front desk agent.

Taryn Hruzek
Before joining the Visit Lubbock team, McBee was the event planner for Texas Tech University’s College of Media & Communication. During this time, she helped coordinate lectures and events for the college and created marketing strategies for community engagement. McBee graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Master of Arts degree in Media and Communication.

About Visit Lubbock: Visit Lubbock is Lubbock’s official Convention & Visitors Bureau, charged with increasing the activity of leisure, sports, meeting and convention travel to Lubbock. Since 2004, Visit Lubbock has booked more than 3,579 events or conventions, resulting in 2.86 million visitors, 943,570 room nights, and $297 million in direct economic impact to the Lubbock area. For more information, or to receive a free Visitor’s Guide, please call 800.692.4035 or go to For our latest events, check out our Facebook page at and search for Visit Lubbock and/or Lubbock Sports.

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