The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau has promoted Dave Beachnau to senior vice-president of sales, marketing and sports.
“The knowledge and expertise that Dave has contributed to the DMCVB is invaluable, and we look forward to what he will accomplish in his new role,” said Larry Alexander, DMCVB president and CEO. “In his short time with the DSC, Kris has helped increase our profile within the national governing bodies of the Olympic movement, as well as created local awareness of the DSC.”
Beachnau has worked at the DMCVB in different capacities for the past 24 years and has served as the executive director for the DSC since 2001. He was involved in the creation of the DSC and was instrumental in securing multiple NCAA Championship events for the region, including the 2009 NCAA Men’s Final Four, the NCAA Bowling Championships in 2009, 2011 and 2013, and the 2010 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four. Beachnau also served as co-tournament manager for the 2007 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships and served on host committees for the 2005 MLB All-Star Game and 2006 Super Bowl XL. He also oversaw the largest U.S. multisport event held annually for youth, the AAU Junior Olympic Games.
Beachnau has served as a member of the board for the National Association of Sports Commissions and is currently a board member of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
Prior to starting at the DMCVB, Beachnau spent eight years in the hospitality industry. He has experience serving as director of sales at Detroit’s Antheneum Suite Hotel, where he led for the pre-opening sales efforts.
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