Meet Bennish Brown, TRCVB's new President + CEO

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:40 AM by Andrea Mensink

Open House Meet + Greet on June 21
Discover Bennish's travel style and share yours with him! 

Open House Meet + Greet
June 21, 2012, 3-5 p.m.
TRCVB Offices in downtown Tacoma at 1119 Pacific Ave., 14th floor
Bennish comes to us from Rock Hill/York County CVB in South Carolina where he led the organization for the last 12 years. Throughout his years in Rock Hill, he grew the budget from $200,000 to $1.1 million and led the organization to become the first Destination Marketing Association International accredited CVB in the state.
We are very excited for the future of the TRCVB under his direction and think you will be too after meeting him.

Join us at our offices on June 21 for an informal open house meet + greet to welcome Bennish to our community!
Enjoy light appetizers and beverages from participating food + beverage members.

Questions? Email

We asked Bennish a few questions... here's what he said:

What are you looking forward to most in Tacoma + Pierce County?
I am looking forward to settling in and establishing a routine that includes a balance between work and enjoying community activities.

What are some of your favorite things to do outside of work?
I'm currently restoring a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 that belonged to my father. I'm doing it more for sentimental reasons than anything else. I can't wait to complete it and take my mother for a ride so we can relive the memories of my father together.
What's something most people don't know about you?
I'm lost in the '70s. I love the music from that era, especially Steely Dan, Ambrosia, Doobie Brothers, Dr. Hook, the Spinners and more. I also love cartoons from that period, such as Jonny Quest, Thundar the Barbarian, Space Ghost and the Thunderbirds.

What are your hopes for your future in Pierce County?
I hope this doesn't just become a place where I work, but a community where I help contribute to the quality of life as an involved citizen. 
Author: Andrea Mensink


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