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Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association Strengthens Convention Sales Department with Staff Addition March 30, 2009

Posted by ICVA Communications in Conventions & Meetings, ICVA Business.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association (ICVA) announces the hiring of Lesly Connolly as National Sales Manager in the ICVA’s Washington, D.C. satellite office. 

In her role with the ICVA, Connolly will work to attract business to Indianapolis from associations, corporations and other organizations utilizing 1,000 or more room-nights on peak.  Connolly brings more than 10 years of diverse experience in the hospitality and travel/tourism industries to the ICVA sales team.  Connolly most recently served as the convention sales manager with the Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

The mission of the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association is to advance Indianapolis tourism and economic growth.  The ICVA seeks to increase the number of visitors and their financial impact, expand positive perception of Indianapolis, and positively influence the visitor experience.  According to a Global Insight report, in partnership with D.K. Shifflet & Associates, 22 million visitors annually provide $3.56 billion in total annual economic impact of tourism on the Indianapolis economy resulting in 66,600 full-time equivalent employment positions in the hospitality industry.

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