Doug Bennett, CASE, CTA*
Senior Vice President of Convention Development
Biography: Doug is a 30+ year hospitality sales executive who joined the Louisville CVB October 2015 where he oversees a department of 22 sales team members responsible for booking over 650,000 annual room nights. 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 and Services 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’s of Science, Hospitality and Tourism Management. Doug is a 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. He is a past board member of Association Forum and currently serves on several committees promoting the power of associations.
*CTA - Certified Tourism Ambassador