I have 30+ years of professional experience in the travel and tourism industry in New York State, and I've built a solid reputation for honesty, enthusiasm, hard work, and dedication. I graduated from SUNY Cobleskill with an associates degree in Travel and Tourism Marketing. Since then, I've really learned this industry, having held a variety of positions including hotel reservations, banquet services, group tour sales manager, member services manager, shows coordinator, and county tourism director. Through all this, I also provided sales and services with a local brochure distribution company before launching Brand Connect Innovations, LLC in 2016.
I've been involved in the travel and tourism industry since 1997. I have an associates degree from Cazenovia College and a bachelors degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. I've held a professional commercial drivers license since 1989. I've driven all over the northeast and the United States delivering brochures and transporting materials and setting up New York State Tourism display booths at regional travel shows. I'm the proud father of two boys and a life long resident of Akron, NY.
Brand Connect Innovations, LLC has connections and strong working relationships with organizations and individuals throughout the New York State Tourism Industry and beyond.
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"Thank you the 2018 Brochure order form. Having more information in our office for popular destinations help us to better serve our members."
- Lori Threlfall, Assistant Manager, Branch Operations, AAA Northeast, Narragansett, RI
"Thanks for think of us, and we look forward to using the materials you send!"
- Lynsie M. Stout, CTA, Sales Manager, AAA Ohio Auto Club, Columbus, OH
"Thank you very much! It looks great!"
- Christine Wang, Guest Services Representative, Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown (location client)
"Working with BCI has been wonderful. Their attention to detail – from receiving and storing our guides to distributing them across several counties – has been top notch. Their record keeping is allowing us to accurately monitor locations and frequency of pick up. . .which will help all our partners in the future. And their rack is beautiful – a piece of furniture that will compliment any hotel or attraction lobby."
- Cindy Kincaide, Industry Relations Director, Visit Buffalo Niagara (distribution client)