San Francisco CVB Hires New Chief

Joe D’Alessandro will replace John Marks as president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau.

D’Alessandro, 50, joins the bureau from the Portland Oregon Visitors Association, where he was president and CEO for the last 10 years. He takes the reins beginning July 5. Marks announced last December that he would retire effective June 30, after 19 years at the bureau.

Prior to joining POVA in 1996, D’Alessandro was executive director of the

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