The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is proud to announce that Jessica Rodgershas been hired as the convention sales manager.
Rodgers will support the convention and tourism sales department in selling Shreveport and Bossier City to convention, corporate, medical, and national regional association meeting planners.
“We are thrilled to have Jessica join our team. Her knowledge of the Shreveport Convention Center and local market gives her the ability to jump in and add even more value to the meeting and event planning industry,” said David Bradley, vice president of sales and services for the Tourist Bureau.
Rodgers brings nine years of sales experience to her role. She previously worked as the sales manager for Shreveport Convention Center. There, she booked conventions, weddings, meetings, and other events such as Jurassic Quest, a dinosaur exhibition for children that drew approximately 10,000 attendees in 2018.
The sales department at the Tourist Bureau identifies and generates leads for events and conferences that attract overnight visitors. In addition, the Tourist Bureau partners with hospitality sales teams and organizations to assist with booking meetings at their venues, including the Shreveport Convention Center, which boasts 350,000-square-feet of meeting space.