Rob Wells Named Collier County Sports Marketing Manager

Rob Wells has joined the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) as sports marketing manager. He will work closely with Collier County Parks & Recreation and local and national governing bodies to retain and solicit sports tourism events in Collier County.

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Naples, Fla. (November 12, 2013) – Rob Wells has joined the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) as sports marketing manager. He will work closely with Collier County Parks & Recreation and local and national governing bodies to retain and solicit sports tourism events in Collier County.

Wells will report to Chris O’Brien, who joined the CVB in December 2012 and now serves as senior sports marketing manager.

Formerly with the City of Bowling Green, Ohio, Wells served as a sports specialist where he developed tournament events and sports marketing campaigns for the region. His past experience also includes serving as the recreation manager at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Wells is a sports management graduate of Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio and served five years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve where he was deployed to the Middle East, Italy and New York City.

About Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB

The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official tourism marketing and management agency for Collier County, Florida, known as Florida’s Paradise Coast. The CVB produces the area’s ongoing destination marketing campaigns, website and visitor guides. The bureau provides information and assistance for travel media, group meeting and event planners, tour operators, travel agents and sports travel and event organizers. The CVB is funded entirely by the Collier County tourist development tax collected by hotels, short term vacation rentals and campgrounds. No local property taxes are used to fund the CVB or its marketing campaigns and tourism industry support activities. For more information visit www.ParadiseCoast.com or call 1-800-688-3600 for visitor information, or 239-252-2384 to reach the local CVB office. Follow the destination on Twitter @ParadiseCoast and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheParadiseCoast. Follow the destination’s sports marketing team at www.AthletesInParadise.com.

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