Explore St. Louis Announces New Team Members

For more information, contact:
Anthony Paraino at 314-922-0654, or
Kiara Bryant at 314-992-0614

For Immediate Release

New Employees Will Work In Event Management and Group Travel Sales

 ST. LOUIS (Jan. 21, 2016) – Explore St. Louis is pleased to announce the hiring of three new team members. Shane Randel and Erin Cooper have both been hired as Event Coordinators, and Leah Heermann as a Leisure Travel Sales Associate.

As Event Coordinators, Shane Randel and Erin Cooper will be responsible for coordinating event activities between clients, contractors and departments of the America’s Center. Randel graduated from University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration and Sports Management. Prior to Explore St. Louis, Randel worked in the event services department for the Barclays Center.  Cooper graduated from Missouri State University (MSU) with a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Management and her background includes hospitality, facility and event management. Cooper previously worked for the Tourism & Festivals Division with the City of O’Fallon, Missouri.

Heermann is also a graduate of MSU, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Management and a minor in Marketing. While attending MSU, she was involved in the Entertainment Management Association and Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. In her role as a Leisure Travel Sales Associate, Heermann responsibilities will include handling family reunion and wedding inquiries, promoting the region as a destination for leisure travelers and developing leads to attract leisure tour groups to St. Louis.

Explore St. Louis is the driving force behind St. Louis’ $5 billion convention and tourism industry, the official destination marketing organization of St. Louis City and County and operator of the America’s Center Convention Complex.

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