Meet Our Sales Team
Daniel S. O’Neill, Vice President of Strategy and Sales
Dan has over 17 years experience in travel and hospitality and heads up day to day strategy and sales for the Bloomington Convention Bureau. Dan develops “win-win” strategies and partnerships, often with major entertainment, travel and sports properties. His background includes hotel strategic planning, brand marketing and market research covering business-to-consumer and business-to-business. Dan has consulted with Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites, Caribou Coffee, Northwest Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and National Rental. Dan has exceeded Destination production goals in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Send Dan an email or call: 952-278-8504
Todd Lehrke, Associate Director, Sports Development
Todd joined the Bloomington CVB in June of 2011 after working as an Account Executive for Marriott International. Todd has over 13 years of hospitality experience with various hotel brands in Bloomington and is in charge of attracting regional and national sports programs for Destination Bloomington - Home of Mall of America. Todd has an extensive knowledge of Bloomington hotels, the City of Bloomington and the metro area venues, and has great relationships with many national sports organizations. Outside of work, Todd plays soccer and hockey and makes Bloomington his home with his wife and daughter.
Send Todd an email or call: 952-278-8518.
Julie Giorgio, National Account Manager
Julie has been in the hospitality industry for 25 years with experience working in sales & marketing in hotels, resorts and Convention & Visitors Bureaus. Her primary focus throughout her successful career has been within the Corporate market. Currently, she is a member of Meeting Professionals International, National Business Travel Association and ACTE. Julie has partnered with many Convention & Visitors Bureaus to promote Destination Bloomington.
Julie’s free time is spent with her husband and two beautiful golden retrievers named Walter and Ollie.
Send Julie an email or call: 952-278-8510
Rose Dudycha, National Account Manager
Rose has over 24 years of experience in the meeting and hospitality industry consisting of various hotel sales positions in the Bloomington area. She also has 11 valuable years of travel agency experience. Rose is a current member of (MPI) Meeting Professionals International, (MSAE) Midwest Society of Association Executives, ASAE and is on her second board member term with (SGMP) Society Government Meeting Professionals. She has also contributed dedicated involvement with MSAE and MPI as a past Community Relations Co-Chair. You will find Rose extremely dedicated and professional within the hospitality and meetings industry.
Rose loves spending time with her two grandchildren and riding her motorcycle.
Send Rose an email or call: 952-278-8511
Tony Cook, Sales Manager & Online Housing Manager
Tony handles the military market, state association and online housing for the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Tony’s primary focus is to drive demand for the military and state association markets. Tony’s background includes IT and project management within hospitality and various industry leading commercial property construction companies in the Midwest. Tony has been with the CVB for 3 years and is an avid college football fan (Go Hawks!).
Send Tony an email or call: 952-278-8532
Susan Breen, Convention Services Coordinator
Susan Breen has extensive experience as the Client Services Coordinator at the Bloomington CVB. She has won several “Excellence MINT Awards” by diligently submitting meeting history to the MINT database. Susan is an active member of Destination Marketing Association International as the Meeting Information Network Coordinator. She also participates in the Association for Convention Operations Management, which is the only industry association geared specifically to the unique needs of Convention Services Managers. Additionally, Susan maintains our bi-annual Meetings and Group Calendar.
Susan Breen was honored with 2010 Vision Award for her excellence in Customer Service. Presented by Meetings: Minnesota's Hospitality Journal as a new way to reward the best practices of local hospitality professionals, Susan was recognized for her 22 years of service at the Bloomington CVB. Susan has made a name for herself in the hospitality industry by being the ultimate point person for groups, conventions and sporting events that stay in Bloomington. Susan specializes in customer service and strives to make every delegate feel welcome when they arrive. Congratulations Susan!
Send Susan an email or call: 952-278-8517
Callie Malone, Group Sales Associate
Callie joined the Bloomington CVB in February of 2011 after working as a Private Dining/Events Coordinator for Morrissey Hospitality and a Sales Assistant at BayView Event Center. She enjoys connecting and working with clients who are looking to host an event. Callie graduated in May of 2009 from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. She was part of the UND Women's Cross Country and Track & Field teams (Go Sioux!), a member of Alpha Phi sorority, and was fortunate enough to spend a semester abroad in Thessaloniki, Greece. Callie loves spending time with family and friends, going to her cabin, and staying active.
Send Callie an email or call: 952-278-8515.
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