Craig Davis, currently President and CEO of Visit Dallas. Davis’ first day in the office is Jan. 6, 2020. Davis has worked in the hospitality industry for more than three decades.
He began his tenure at Visit PITTSBURGH in 2000 as Executive Director of Convention Sales. He was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2007 and to the position of President and CEO in March 2012.
Craig stood out among many highly qualified applicants for his strong leadership abilities and extensive destination, hotel and hospitality experience. He has an impeccable reputation in the industry and he was thrilled to bring his expertise to Dallas.
Davis’ background in the hospitality industry includes executive experience at hotels in Toronto, Chicago and Pittsburgh. While at Visit PITTSBURGH Davis was responsible for overseeing the convention sales and marketing efforts for the new David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the first Gold and Platinum LEED-certified convention center in the world.
Today, he serves as the Chair of Destinations International, a professional organization representing destination organizations and convention and visitor bureaus worldwide.