Loren Gold joined the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau team in July of 2005 as director of sales. In 2007 Gold was promoted to executive vice president, where he is responsible for leading the development of strategic sales, services and marketing programs, including brand management, market research, market communications, IT, advertising and public affairs. Boasting over nineteen years of senior sales management experience, Gold previously held positions in the Washington, DC area as director of national sales in Wyndham International’s National Sales Office, as well as national sales manager for Marriott Hotels and Resorts. Gold founded City Reps Inc., the country’s first company dedicated exclusively to multiple DMO sales representation. He generated meeting and tradeshow business leads for DMO’s in Cincinnati, Houston, Long Beach, Memphis, Minneapolis, Providence and San Jose. Gold currently serves on the board of directors for Destination Marketing Association International, Chair of the Triangle Regional Film Commission, a bi-annual guest lecturer at East Carolina University’s School of Hospitality Management and an advisory board member to Wake Technical Community Colleges START Hospitality Certification Program and Broughton High School’s Hospitality Academy. Gold received the 2014 Economic Development Award from the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. Gold resides in Apex, NC with his wife and three kids and is a graduate of Arizona State University.