TOLEDO — A Bowling Green State University graduate has been named vice president of sales and relationship management for Destination Toledo.

Lance Woodworth began his new position on Dec. 17.

“I am honored to join the Destination Toledo team at such a dynamic time of growth in the city and region,” Woodworth said. “I am excited to be a tourism ambassador and tell the great story of Toledo and the experiences we have to share.”

Woodworth is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive direct sales and customer relationship program targeted at growing the leisure, convention, meeting, trade show, sports and group tour business in Lucas County and the Toledo region. He will be working closely with hotels, tourism stakeholders and the business community as well as represent Destination Toledo at national conferences and trade shows and on local, state, regional and national committees.

He comes to Destination Toledo after spending 14 years as the general manager of the Jet Express. Additionally, he served as chairman of the board for the Lake Erie Shores and Islands, was a board member of the Erie County Visitors and Convention Bureau, chairman of the board for the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and represented Northwest Ohio on the Ohio Travel Association Board of Directors.

He and his wife Melissa will relocate from Marblehead to the Toledo region this spring with their three children.

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