Wilmington, DE (June 12, 2014) ... The Greater Wilmington
Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that William A.
Sullivan has been elected Chairman of the Board. Bill succeeds Jill MacKenzie,
Hagley Museum & Library, who will serve as First Vice Chairman. Carolyn Grubb, DuPont Hospitality, is Second
Vice Chairman. Brad Wenger, Hilton
Wilmington/Christiana, is Treasurer. Harry Roosevelt, former Director of Delaware
Safety Council, is Secretary.
Sarah Willoughby CTP, CTS, Executive Director of GWCVB, said
"We are delighted that Bill Sullivan has been elected Chairman of the Board. He will be a real asset to our organization. Bill has been recognized repeatedly for his
expertise in the hospitality industry.
He's keenly aware of the Bureau's mission having served as a Board
member since 2009 and Chairman of the Marketing Committee for several years."
Bill Sullivan is the Managing Director of the Courtyard
Newark at the University of Delaware. He
coordinates the "experiential training" at the hotel for students in the
University's Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Program. He is employed by the Shaner Hotel Group as
the on-site manager for the University of Delaware Blue Hen LLC hotel. He is also an adjunct faculty instructor for
the Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management Program at both the University
of Delaware and Widener University in Chester, PA.
Bill was the recipient of the Delaware Tourism "Roy Klein
Hall of Fame Award" in 2011, the University of Delaware's Renaissance Award"
for leadership in the community of Newark in 2009 and the "Governor's Tourism
Award" in 2007. In 2007, he was one of
ten people in the industry ever to receive the "Technology Award of Merit" from
the Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals for the application of
technology to improve business results and customer service. The Marriott Hotel he manages has received the
"Platinum Award for Customer Service", Marriott's highest award for guest
services, for nine consecutive years.
The Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau is a
non-profit corporation founded in 1978 and chartered by the Governor of
Delaware, the New Castle County Executive and the Mayor of Wilmington. Its mission is to serve as the community's
customer focused destination marketing organization, generating economic growth
through leisure travel and meetings development by aggressively marketing
attractions, facilities, amenities and services for visitors.
GWCVB's Board of Directors is comprised of twenty-seven
voting members. The Governor, the New
Castle County Executive and the Mayor of Wilmington each appoint seven Board of
Directors. These twenty-one Board of
Directors appoint six additional Directors to the Board. Delaware's Director of Tourism serves as an
ex officio member.