Black Meetings and Tourism

Jan / Feb 2015

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9 B M & T ••• January/February 2015 ••• DAVID BRADLEY SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CONVENTION AND TOURIST BUREAU ANNOUNCES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND SERVICES David Bradley Brings More Than 20 Years of Experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry to Shreveport-Bossier The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is pleased to announce that David Bradley has been hired as the vice president of sales and services, effective immediately. Bradley will lead five staff members in selling Shreveport-Bossier's group tours, convention and meeting space and 10,000 plus hotel rooms. Bradley and his team will attract new business and maintain client relationships through direct sales, customer and facility relationships, trade shows and client events. Born and raised in Boston, MA, Bradley most recently served as the director of convention sales for the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau in Pennsylvania for 12 years, from 2002 until 2014. He was recently recognized by the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners as the Charles E. Wright Supplier of the Year for his dedication and commitment to fostering excellence and professionalism in the industry. "We are very excited to welcome David to Shreveport-Bossier," said Stacy Brown, president of the tourist bureau. "He will be a wonderful asset to our community and is looking forward to getting up to speed quickly." Bradley began his career as a hotel desk clerk and has had more than 20 years of experience within the hospitality and tourism industry serving in capacities from director of catering to general manager. His career has encompassed many major hotel brands including Hilton, Sheraton, Omni, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn and Ramada Plaza in areas like Philadelphia, New England and Illinois. For more information about conventions and meetings, visit ting and selecting the best of their applicant pool, and then provide the outstanding applicants to The Serena Williams Fund for final awardee selection. All Serena Williams Scholars will also be eligible for internships and service learning trips through Beyond the Boroughs. Students can apply online at free of charge between January 15, 2015 and March 15, 2015. "I know the value of creating strong partnerships with organizations that are experts in their field. I am so proud of the scholars I have been able to assist in the past and look forward to making this process even more efficient and sustainable by partnering with Beyond the Boroughs". The reigning number one women's tennis player excitedly announced this part- nership at the home of Marc Leder, co-chief executive officer of Sun Capital Partners, standing side by side with Beyond the Boroughs Founder, Tutan Reyes. Beyond the Boroughs was created in 2007 by NFL Veteran Tutan Reyes and offers general scholarships for up to $5,000 per year as well as named scholarships under personal, family or business titles that can help pay for a student's semester starting as low as a $2,500 donation. In 2013 alone, Beyond the Boroughs selected 11 students to receive $24,500 in funds to assist them in the pursuance of their college careers. Scholarship winners were from all over the country and in many cases, represented first generation college students in their families. "We are honored to work with The Serena Williams Fund through our named scholarship partnership program and con- tribute our experience in selecting deserving scholarship recipients. Our goal is to support our youth and help them achieve their educational dreams and goals," states Beyond the Boroughs Founder and former NFL Offensive Lineman, Tutan Reyes. "Serena is a tremendous role model for our young people and we are grateful for the awareness that she brings to the mission and cause." For more information on The Serena Williams Fund partnership with Beyond the Boroughs partnership, or to submit a scholarship application please visit

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