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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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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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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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Dawn Lindeman
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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DMO & Executive Relations
Brian Wright

Brian has more than a decade of executive-level experience in the travel industry. He previously served as Visit California’s Senior Director of Communications where he was responsible for the planning, execution, reporting and management of internal and external communications, public affairs, consumer and industry media relations, and special event programs within the organization.

Prior to Visit California, he served as Director of Marketing for Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks and Resorts at Yosemite National Park. Earlier in his career, he oversaw DNC sales, marketing and e-business efforts at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. While with DNC, he also served as Chair of Visit California's Communications Committee, where he was extensively involved in a myriad of the organization's marketing and communications initiatives.

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