Visit Anaheim appoints Mike Waterman as president & CEO

Visit Anaheim appoints Mike Waterman as president & CEO

Visit Anaheim has announced today that Mike Waterman has been appointed the President and CEO of the organisation, effective April 29, 2024.

Waterman, a hospitality veteran with over 30 years of leadership and sales experience, previously served as chief Sales officer at Visit Orlando.

“I am honored [sic] and excited to accept this amazing opportunity,” Waterman, said.

“My wife and I raised our family in Southern California and are very much looking forward to this next chapter.

“I am eager to work with the talented Visit Anaheim team and its local stakeholders to fulfill our mission and create new economic opportunities for the community.”

Prior to Visit Orlando, Waterman was the President & CEO of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) also known as Visit Houston. Waterman started his career at Marriott International, where he last served as vice president of sales for the Western region overseeing 100 properties, including a grouping of Marriott hotels in Los Angeles’ convention district known as L.A. Live.

“Mike brings extensive experience and a long history of leadership, innovation and success in the hospitality and tourism industry, making him the ideal candidate to guide our organization [sic] into the future,” chairmain, Visit Anaheim Board of directors, Fred Brown, said.

“We are very excited to welcome Mike and look forward to working alongside him to benefit the residents and businesses of Anaheim and the surrounding region,”

As President and CEO, Waterman will be the strategic and visionary leader responsible for developing, directing, and overseeing Visit Anaheim and lead efforts to draw conventions and visitors to the Anaheim area to bring economic growth to the community.

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