Doug Bennett, CASE
Executive Vice President
Biography: Doug is a 35+ year hospitality sales executive who joined the Louisville CVB in October 2015 as Senior Vice President of Convention Development where he oversaw a department of 16 sales team members responsible for booking over 700,000 annual room nights. After 6 years on the Convention Development team, Doug transitioned to his current role as Executive Vice President of Louisville Tourism. He previously spent eight years with Hyatt Hotels in three different cities, 17 years with the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Bureau serving as Vice President of Sales before his departure and six and a half years based in Chicago with Global Experience Specialists (GES) as the Director of Sales, Central Division. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science, Hospitality and Tourism Management. Doug is a past Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Foundation Board member, serves on several PCMA committees as well as the board of directors for the Kentucky Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Louisville Sports Commission. He is a past board member of Association Forum and currently serves on several committees promoting the power of associations.