Stephen L. Hammond(email@example.com)
President & CEO
Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau
As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau since 1999, Steve is proud and honored to lead a team of sales and marketing professionals who are committed to increasing revenue and stimulating economic development for the Sacramento region.
Steve was formerly the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Prior to his service in Long Beach, he was executive vice president of sales and marketing during a seven-year stint with the San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau. From 1973 to 1989, Hammond held a variety of sales and marketing positions with American Airlines and AirCal in Northern California.
Steve currently serves on the executive committee as the incoming chairman of the board for the California Travel Industry Association.
He also sits on the boards of the Sacramento Downtown Partnership, the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Sacramento Regional Sports and Education Foundation, the Sacramento Hotel Association, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation, the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society, the Sacramento Tourism Business Improvement District, and sits as the past chairman of the board for the Discovery History Museum and Science Center in Sacramento.
A native of California, Steve is an alumnus of San Jose State University where he majored in Industrial Studies. He is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association, the California Society of Association Executives, the American Society for Association Executives, the Society for Government Meeting Professionals, and Meeting Professionals International.