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industry liaison
San Francisco - Bay Area
Josilyn Albert

Josilyn has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has previously been primarily responsible for cultivating relationships with Fortune 500 companies and top luxury travel organizations. She has built her reputation by leading in each market in which she has worked, increasing REVPAR year-over-year, and surpassing annual revenue goals. 

 

Prior to joining Visit California, Josilyn was with Hilton Hotels, representing the company's resorts in Arizona and the Omni Montelucia in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

 

Josilyn is a native Californian who was born in Sunnyvale and attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

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Rachel Deveraux
Los Angeles
Rachel Devereaux

Rachel Devereaux comes to Visit California with over five years of account management experience. Her most recent position was in special events sales at OUE Skyspace LA following a promotion from her former role as a group account executive. Prior to Skyspace, Rachel held sales management positions at ADP, a Fortune 500 company with offices worldwide.

Rachel has had a rich appreciation for learning and exploring new cultures while traveling the globe. Originally from Arizona, Rachel is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a major in Communications and a double minor in Business and Spanish, which she speaks fluently. Currently, Rachel resides in Redondo Beach with her husband and puppy. 

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Central Coast
Brandy Hill

Brandy has more than a dozen years of experience building and managing client relationships in a variety of industries. In the hospitality world, Brandy worked extensively with hotel partners to develop and strengthen business partnerships, and as a senior account manager in the tech industry, she garnered more than eight years’ worth of service handling complex and strategic customer relationships. She also holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, which she earned while working full time to grow her career.

As the Director of Client Relations for the Central Coast at Visit California, Brandy is the primary point of contact for all information regarding Visit California and the organization’s global program of work. She serves as a key resource for travel-related businesses in one of the most beautiful and iconic regions of California, stretching south of the Bay Area to the coastlines of Santa Barbara.

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industry liaison
Southern California
Dawn Lindeman

Dawn Lindeman has over 15 years of experience in advertising sales, marketing and customer relations in the publishing industry. Dawn has worked extensively on both B2B and consumer magazines, as well as tourism-related custom publications.

In her experience working in the publishing industry, Dawn has secured print, digital and trade show sponsorship sales and provided clients with opportunities that yielded high visibility, consumer awareness and increased ROI. She has created strategic alliances with manufacturers and retailers during her B2B years to provide a platform to get new products in front of retailers during a roundtable event, generating six-figure sales for newcomers into the mass, grocery and drug industries.

Dawn is a transplant from Chicago, where she received her MBA in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. She currently lives in Orange County with her two children. Together, they enjoy outdoor adventures all over California.

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Northern California
Kristine Tsusaki-Reddick

Kristine has over 16 years of experience in marketing and client relationship management. Before joining Visit California, she served as an Account Director where she was responsible for building relationships with elite technology business partners. Kristine drove business strategy as well as successful design and deployment of go-to market products, sales campaigns and partnership programs.

Kristine has experience in multiple industries including technology, financial services, retail, government and educational services. Throughout her career she’s held a variety of management positions in business development, product marketing and account management. Before the corporate sector, Kristine was a public relations Account Executive specializing in government agencies and nonprofits in the Sacramento area.

A native of Northern California, Kristine has a passion for the outdoors and spends most of her free time with her family discovering new destinations throughout Northern California.

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San Diego/Orange County
Kelly Wells

Kelly served as the Los Angeles Industry Liaison for two years before moving to the role of Director of Client Relations, San Diego/Orange County. Kelly has over a decade of experience in marketing, communications and community relations, with a specialization in travel- and tourism-related marketing, branding and sales.

Before joining Visit California, she was the Marketing Manager and Marketing Representative for Southwest Airlines where she created, implemented and managed all local marketing strategies for Southwest Airlines in Southern California covering the Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles and Burbank regions.

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