Norfolk, Va. (April 15, 2010) – The Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to welcome Vianetta Johnson as a sales manager for associations & corporations in the Metropolitan D.C. area and the Northeastern United States.

Johnson brings over 20 years of sales & hospitality experience to the NCVB, including 5 years as account executive for Marriott International in Irvine, CA and 8 years as a sales manger for Wyndham Emerald Plaza/US Grant.  Johnson also served as a sales manager for the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel in Portsmouth, VA.

Anthony J. DiFilippo, president & CEO of the NCVB said, “We are delighted to have Vianetta join our sales efforts and look forward to a successful partnership.”

Johnson is a certified meeting planner and won the Golden Circle award for three consecutive years between 2003-05.  She received her CMP from the Convention Liaison Council in 1998


~ Norfolk, Virginia ~
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