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Staff Updates from Reno Tahoe

By Beth Buehler

Reno Tahoe has announced the promotion of a longtime employee and the addition of three new staff members. Reno Tahoe is marketed by the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, an organization established in 1959 to promote convention and tourism business in Washoe County, which includes Reno, Sparks, and North Lake Tahoe.

Rob Allen was promoted to operations manager, overseeing management of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. He is responsible for the administration, operation, maintenance, client relations, security, and policies for the venue. Joining the Reno Tahoe team at Wildcreek Golf Course in 1995, Allen has extensive experience at various Reno Tahoe owned and operated facilities, most recently as senior facility manager of Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.

Brent Bowers has been named director of sales for the National Bowling Stadium, a newly created position focused on booking bowling groups and tournaments at the one-of-a-kind facility. Bowers brings an extensive background in bowling, previously hosting the U.S. Open, United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Queens, and USBC Women’s National Championship tournaments in Wichita, Kansas. Bowers has deep roots with USBC, formerly serving as director of Great Plains USBC and Kansas State USBC.

Brent Bowers

Emily Flynn is now Reno Tahoe’s regional director of convention sales for the organization’s Rocky Mountain and Plain State Territories. With nearly 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, she recently held senior managerial positions at Marriott International and Caesars Entertainment and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Emily Flynn

Tom Van Ruiten was hired as director of marketing and is leading marketing operations and analyzing the effectiveness of marketing initiatives and programs. Previously, he was associate director of performance marketing at Noble Studios and brings more than a decade of experience developing campaign strategies and utilizing data-informed research.

Tom Van Ruiten

Photos courtesy Reno Tahoe

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