Tia brings to the role more than 25 years of experience in the meetings and events industry, with many of her previous positions stationed in the US and Denmark. Her most recent roles include Director of Sales and Marketing at Konventum Hotel & Conference Center and International Senior Sales Manager, Congresses & Events at Bella Center in Copenhagen. She also worked for MCI Copenhagen, where she led the COP15 Hotel & Guest Relations team through one of the city’s largest conferences in history with over 30,000 delegates in attendance. During her time in Houston (1995 – 2008), Tia worked at Hilton Houston Post Oak and the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, in roles such as Convention Service Manager and Corporate Sales and Service Manager.
Throughout her seasoned career, Tia has worked with a vast array of associations and corporations. She has also remained active within the MPI and PCMA communities, and regularly forges new connections at IMEX, IBTM and other industry events.
Now, as Director, Business Development & Community Engagement for BestCities Global Alliance, Tia will focus on helping partners and clients develop experiences that leave a positive and lasting legacy in the world, while raising BestCities’ profile in the corporate and incentive market. She will also ensure forward momentum on BestCities’ legacy commitments by working in collaboration with members and supporting key initiatives such as The Madrid Challenge, Copenhagen Legacy Lab, and Incredible Impacts Programme.
“Being a passionate member of the meetings and events industry, I am honoured and very excited to take on this business development role with BestCities Global Alliance,” said Tia. “Understanding the shoes I have to fill after Jane Cunningham, I am proud to be offered the opportunity to continue the work of the BestCities team in carrying out the vision of the Alliance. I look forward to working with all the Alliance’s partner destinations and customers.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Tia to the BestCities team, and eager to leverage her expertise to build trust with clients, grow our community, and deliver sustainable impact to our customers and partner destinations,” said Lesley Williams, Managing Director, Best Cities. “Tia will also play a key role in furthering our commitment to ensure positive and impactful legacy is integrated into every business event hosted in our member destinations. We are extremely excited for the future with Tia leading our business development.”