Associate Director, Group Tour & Consumer Sales
Started working at the Alliance in 2007
Vivian was born in Miami, Florida, where her father was a chef. Later, her family moved to Danville, VA. When Vivian was eight, her family found a home in Richmond, VA, where she later graduated from Hermitage High School. Vivian received IT career training through the high school work study program and worked various jobs in data processing until the “hospitality” bug bit her. Vivian worked in the sales office at the Williamsburg Hospitality House for 19 years and joined the Alliance in 2007. She promotes tourism in the greater Williamsburg area to the Consumer and Group Motorcoach markets. Outside of work Vivian enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and camping.
What’s the best part about working at the Alliance?
“I am proud to say I work for the Alliance and to have the opportunity to promote tourism of the entire destination. It means so much more than focusing on one specific venue.”
What was your first job ever?
“Sales clerk at G.C. Murphy Company.”
Complete the following: I #LOVEWMBG because…
“My job responsibilities take me to other destinations, many that have lots of traffic and high-rise buildings. I #LOVEWMBG because it has a small town feel and none of the buildings are over four stories high!”
BONUS QUESTION! If you could have one superhero power, what would it be and why?
“To be a fortune teller. I was a fortune teller once for our small town fair in Danville, Virginia. Of course, I made stuff up, but it would be fun to have the ability to read people and, hopefully, give them good news about their future.”