ST. CHARLES – The Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau on Thursday announced that operations manager DeAnn Wagner has been promoted to associate director, effective immediately.
Wagner joined the bureau staff in 2007. Before that she had seven years of hospitality experience, including two as director of sales with St. Charles’ Country Inn & Suites, according to a news release.
Wagner has overseen the operations of the visitors bureau office, with responsibilities ranging from in-house accounting procedures for its overall program of work and annual Scarecrow Fest to ensuring that state grant requirements are being met.
The duties of in-house coordinator for the bureau’s online housing services were recently added to her responsibilities, according to the release.
“DeAnn has played a pivotal role in our organization since joining the bureau team in July 2007, and our bureau has reaped the benefit of her commitment to excellence,” said Amy Egolf, the bureau’s executive director.
Wagner is a native of Creighton, Nebraska. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with concentrations in marketing and management from Wayne State College in Nebraska.
The Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau is funded by a portion of the hotel/motel tax collected by St. Charles hotels, and by the Illinois Office of Tourism.
Its purpose is to promote the greater St. Charles area as a destination for leisure tourists, meetings, conventions, sports events and motor coach trips.