VisitMidland Mission Statement: To encourage economic growth by developing, promoting, enhancing and supporting Midland as a vibrant visitor destination.
303 W. Wall Street, Suite 200
Midland, Texas 79701
YOUR TEAM AT VISITMIDLAND
President & CEO, Midland Chamber of Commerce
Bobby Burns has more than 30 years business experience. Mr. Burns served three terms as Mayor of Midland and is passionate about creating the best business climate on the planet in Midland, Texas which includes the tourism and hospitality industry.
Executive Vice President Tourism & Facilities
Brad has been with Midland Center since November 2011. He has been with the CVB since February 2016. Brad holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication with a focus on radio/TV station and facility management. He served as Senior Pastor at a Midland area church for 6 years, with half of his time spent on facility management related activities. Responsibilities include supervision of 4 to 7 full time employees, fiscal budget preparation, the daily planning, operations, and activities of the Midland Center and Centennial Plaza, promotion, marketing, sales and client negotiations. Brad is a member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and is a certified Facility Management Professional (FMP). Brad completed work on his IOM (Institute for Organizational Management) certification from the United States Chamber of Commerce in July 2015. He is also a member of the International Association of Venue Mangers (IAVM) and the Texas Association of Venues and Facilities (TxAVF.) Brad regularly attends TxAVF events around the state to stay abreast of issues affecting convention centers.
Stephanie Martin has been with the Midland Chamber of Commerce since 2008 and joined the VisitMidland team in January 2014. Sports have always been a big part of her life beginning with her commitment as an elite gymnast. After competing, she coached gymnastics for 5 years before transitioning to the Chamber world. Her unique blend of experience and determination adds value to all programs and events of VisitMidland. Since making Midland her home in 2008 she has served as the Leadership Midland Cook-Off & Car Show Chair, Midland County Fair Steering Committee, Star Spangled Salute Committee, H-E-B Feast of Sharing Volunteer, Leadership Midland Facilitator, Midland Soccer Association Coach and is the past Chair for Senior Corps Advisory Council.
Director - Midland Information & Travel Center
Daisy has worked in customer service for 30+ years. She has been with VisitMidland since June 2007 and has been with the Information & Travel Center since opening in January 2008. She oversees all the operation of the Information & Travel Center with the help of wonderful volunteers and two part-time employees. Daisy loves to spend time with her family and friends. Her team would love for you to stop and let them help you with your Texas travel information.
Customer Relations Specialist
Amy Harrison joined VisitMidland in May of 2016 as the Servicing Specialist. She now serves as the Customer Relations Specialist and is excited to help serve our guests who visit Midland. Amy’s prior experience includes 17 years in the Retail Shopping Center Industry where she served as Marketing Manager over 11 real estate properties across the United States. Amy is a West Texas native and after following her love for marketing in the shopping center industry, she returned to Midland in 2012. Her love for the community and passion for people make it easy for her to promote Midland and it shows as she serves our clients with unique experiences that will encourage them to return.
Sales & Servicing Manager
Manuel Luna joined VisitMidland in April 2016. He decided it was time for a career change after working in the Oil & Gas industry for 10 years. He started as a Sales Specialist and has since transition into role of Customer Service Manager. Manuel currently serves on the Sub Grant Committee for the Arts Council of Midland and the Star Spangle Salute Committee, as well as, an active member at Stonegate Fellowship where he volunteers with the youth programs and volunteers at the annual youth camp.
Tourism & Communication Specialist
Lyndsey White joined VisitMidland in May of 2016. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she began her career in marketing and advertising as a marketing consultant for a media company, and upon moving to Midland in 2012, became the director of marketing for a retail property management group. Lyndsey currently serves on the Star-Spangled Salute and Midland Chamber of Commerce Education Committees and is looking forward to helping grow awareness and tourism for Midland with the VisitMidland team.
Stephanie Hargrave joined visit Midland in November of 2017. After college her passion for sales and fine jewelry collided, she was a part of the Million Dollar Club with Sterling Jewelers, served on their special events team, and facilitated sales trainings in several new store openings throughout the state of Texas. After the birth of her daughter Reagan, she settled in New Braunfels, Texas, and took a sales and special events position in the Historic District of Gruene. During her time in Gruene, she facilitated group tours, coordinated community runs, planned, marketed and executed several festivals, her favorite being, The Gruene Music and Wine Fest, a festival that donates all proceeds to the United Way of Comal County. Being new to West Texas, Stephanie is excited to be a part of the VisitMildland team and ready to share with others what she loves about Midland.
Abigail joined the Midland Convention Center and VisitMidland as the Administrative Specialist in March 2018. Her previous experience includes serving in administrative and ministry roles at several area churches. As a Midland native, Abigail loves her city and believes it is a great place to raise her large family. She is a proud mother to six boys and spends most of her free time keeping up with their schedules and activities. She and her husband are actively involved in their church where they serve as the music directors. Abigail is excited about serving as Administrative Specialist and interacting with all audiences that having a new Convention Center will bring. Furthermore, she has a great heart for our city and moving it forward and welcoming our tourists and visitors to Midland.