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CSCVB Announces Vice President Promotions

By published July 28, 2022

Olympia Fields, Ill. – (July 28, 2022) – Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) CEO/President Jim Garrett announced the promotions of two staffers at the quarterly Board of Directors meeting on July 27.

Kim Kislowski was promoted from Director of Marketing to Vice President of Marketing. The longest tenured CSCVB employee at 32 years, Kislowski has been the architect behind the CSCVB website and all publications including the annual Visitors Guide which is considered the most useful tool for visitors and residents alike looking for things to do, places to see and eat, and where guests can stay in the Chicago Southland. When she’s not helping plan her daughter’s wedding, the recent empty-nester devotes even more time to CSCVB promotion by posting on social media seven days-a-week.

Mary Patchin was promoted from Director of Sales to Vice President of Sales. Mary has spent her entire 23-year CSCVB career in the sales department. Known for being incredibly active in the CVB World, Mary has served as the former Chair of Meet in Illinois for 8 years, received the Certified Destination Management Executive Designation by Destinations International in 2012, and was recognized by Collaborate magazine (now Connect) as 40 under 40 in the CVB World in 2014. She’s instrumental in coordinating the national sales tradeshow schedule and other sales activities to bring group business (meetings, sports, group tours, and social events) to the region. When she’s not selling the Chicago Southland, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.

“Both Kim and Mary have been integral members of the CSCVB family and this promotion was certainly earned and frankly, long overdue,” Garrett said beamingly.

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 62 south and southwest suburbs. The Chicago Southland CVB nationally markets and sells the Chicago Southland region as a destination for meetings and conventions, group tour, sports events and leisure travel. For more information, go to VisitChicagoSouthland.com.



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