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Staff Directory

Bruce Stoff - Director
Oversees the management, operations and reporting of the Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau activities.

Kristy Mitchell - Integrated Marketing Manager
Manages marketing for the bureau including traditional print, online and social media marketing and advertising opportunities, images requests, PR inquiries, email marketing, for the Ithaca/Tompkins County tourism office.

Katherine Banko - Marketing Coordinator
Manages Visit Ithaca online and social media properties, including, facebook, twitter and email marketing. Leads advertising design.

Jodi LaPierre - Visitor Services Manager
Will assist you with all your Visitor Service administrative needs: Visitor Center Employment Opportunities, new tourism venue information, scheduling, lead fulfillment, retail purchases, staff training, brochure distribution.

Rachael Atkins- Walpole - Assistant Visitor Services Manager
Will assist you with all your Visitor Service needs: General Tourism Information-restaurants, accommodations, attractions, brochure Intake & Distribution, directions, art show scheduling, staff training, festival, event postings.

Mary Rachun - Director of Sales
Provides meeting and conference planning assistance. Consultation in venue selection and housing needs.

Sarah Imes - Sales Manager
Can assist in planning wedding and other social events. Venue, supplier, and housing information provided as well.

Check out the latest TOP 10 media mentions for Ithaca and Tompkins County here.

2010 Tompkins County Visitor Profile

In 2008, the Tompkins County Legislature's Strategic Tourism Plannning Board commissioned a year-long study quantifying the economics, demographics and motivations of visitors to Ithaca and Tompkins County. That study was conducted in 2009 and released in May, 2010.

For a PDF of the 136-page final report (3.6MB), click here.

For a PowerPoint of study highlights (6.6MB), click here.



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Art, Music, History and More

We have a festival dedicated to ourselves (Ithaca Fest, anyone?!) so you can assume we jam pack events all year long. History, art, music and more. See what's happening now in Ithaca.

Celebrate Like a Local

Celebrate the completion of the Ithaca Commons construction with live music in the heart of Ithaca where food, shopping and our culture is abundant!

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Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau
904 East Shore Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 272-1313 | Toll Free: (800)-28-ITHACA
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