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Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau Names Junior Tauvaa as Senior VP of Convention Sales
The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) announced that Junior Tauvaa has accepted a position as senior vice president of convention sales and meeting solutions with the largest destination marketing organization in Orange County, CA.
Tauvaa was previously senior vice president, strategic partnerships with Meeting Professional International (MPI) and its Foundation. He was with MPI, the largest global meeting and event industry association, for the past six years and functioned in several executive positions in sales, global development, membership, chapter management, marketing and business management roles. Prior to MPI, Tauvaa was with LA INC. (Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau), where he held several key roles within the organization working to strengthen the city's image as a leading meeting destination.
In his new position, Tauvaa will lead the AOCVCB's convention sales and meeting solutions teams to increase Anaheim's market share in the national and international convention and meeting arena. He will also be involved in convention marketing initiatives to ensure the Anaheim brand continues to be positioned as a leader in the meeting, convention and special event industry.
Tauvaa will be replacing Mindy Abel, who will be transitioning to a new position within the organization as Ssenior vice president, strategy and development. In this new role, Abel will be engaged in a number of economic development programs to grow and enhance Anaheim's meeting destination infrastructure.
"Junior Tauvaa comes to our organization with more than 15 years of solid visitor and convention industry experience," stated Jay Burress, president and CEO, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. "I'm confident that his meeting sales and management skills plus his engaging teamwork philosophy will become an immediate asset for our organization. His deep knowledge of the Southern California meetings market and industry acumen will help drive our organization and destination to reach new heights."
Tauvaa earned a master's degree in public administration from California State University Long Beach and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California Polytechnic University. Tauvaa is also actively involved with Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI).
About Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau
The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) is Anaheim and Orange County's largest destination marketing organization. It is a nonprofit marketing organization dedicated to promoting Anaheim/Orange County as a premier leisure, convention and meeting destination. For more information, call (714) 765-8888 or visit www.anaheimoc.org.
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