The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) Board of Directors today appointed Jennifer Cunningham as the Interim Managing Director. Cunningham has more than 30 years of tourism and sales-related experience, including a previous stint with the organization as the Director of Tourism Sales, from 1987-1996.
Since that time, Cunningham worked for the Silver Legacy Resort Casino as the Director of Tour and Travel Sales, and spent nearly 10 years as the Director of Sales, Advertising, Entertainment and Casino Marketing at Circus Circus Reno. Cunningham has served as the Executive Director of Marketing for the RSCVA since 2010.
“I’m honored by the Board’s confidence in my capacity to lead the RSCVA through its most current evolution,” said Cunningham. “I look forward to working with our partners to help promote and improve the perception of Reno Tahoe, and to ensure our tourism endeavors are persuasive and impactful.”
In her role as Managing Director, Ms. Cunningham will oversee the day-to-day operations of the RSCVA, working with Board Chair Bob Lucey, who will maintain an active role in the organization’s development of a new, five-year strategic plan.
“Ms. Cunningham has worked for the RSCVA for nearly 17 years, and has an additional 13 years of Reno Tahoe-related tourism experience,” said Lucey. “The Board is confident in her ability to help lead this organization as we work to find a permanent chief executive, and we’re grateful for her continued dedication as we move forward.”
The Board also voted to begin the RFQ process for a search firm to assist in the RSCVA’s search for its next President/CEO.