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Published: 10/02/2012

The Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau announces staff promotions.

Albuquerque, NM – The Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) announces three promotions within the Finance & Administration Department and the Marketing, Communications & Tourism Department.

Finance & Administration

Lisa Barnes, Staff Accountant

Lisa has 20+ years accounting experience and has been with ACVB for 14 years as an Accounting Specialist and she has been promoted to Staff Accountant. Over the years Lisa has greatly expanded her knowledge and expertise in accounting taking on primary roles in Payroll, Accounts Receivable, and General Ledger responsibility with financial reporting and forecasting.

Ray Huffman, Network Director
Ray has been with ACVB for over 14 years and with his background in Network Managing for a defense contractor, adds up to a combined experience of 30 years. He was recently promoted to Network Director for the ACVB. In this role, Ray will oversee the call system, network servers and support for the entire organization.


Marketing, Communications & Tourism


Kelly Ryan, Social Communications and Tourism Manager
Kelly has been with the ACVB since 2009 and has been promoted from Communications and Tourism Coordinator to Social Communications and Tourism Manager. Kelly oversees the social media efforts and travel trade relations. She also assists with general communications for ACVB including travel media relations that bring some of the industry’s top journalists to Albuquerque. Kelly studied Journalism from her alma mater, University of Wisconsin, and acts as the President of the New Mexico Badgers Alumni Chapter. She is also active with the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
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