Posted on October 12, 2016
After an extensive national search, John Frisch, chairman of the Baltimore Convention and Tourism Board of Directors, announced the hiring of Al Hutchinson, 57, as Visit Baltimore's new president and CEO. Hutchinson will assume the position on November 14.
Hutchinson brings more than 24 years of experience in the hospitality and destination marketing industry to Baltimore, most recently serving as president and CEO of Visit Mobile, where he was recognized as the 2016 Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Alliance's "Tourism Promoter of the Year." Under Hutchinson's leadership, Visit Mobile launched a new brand campaign, "Born to Celebrate"; saw record visitor attendance; experienced a large increase in visitor inquiries; and saw an increase in the city's hotel occupancy rate and revenue collection. For a more detailed biography, please refer to the press release from Monday's announcement.