Brent DeRaad has been named president and CEO of Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau. He will begin his new position on December 6, 2021. DeRaad is replacing Ron Price, who had been president and CEO since 2013.
DeRaad has more than 20 years of hospitality leadership, sales and marketing experience. He comes to Arlington from Visit Tucson, where, as president and CEO, he was responsible for a $10 million annual budget and 16,000 hotel rooms.
Prior to Visit Tucson, DeRaad was executive vice president of the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, where he previously was vice president of marketing. He has also been director of communications with the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau.
"I am honored to lead the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau and to take the baton from Ron Price. The CVB’s knowledgeable staff, city leaders, industry stakeholders and I will work together to continue the growth and impact of the organization and the city as we move into the future,” said DeRaad.