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  • Kaitlin Eskelson Named Visit Salt Lake’s President & CEO

    Salt Lake City (February 10, 2020)—Visit Salt Lake (VSL) today announced the appointment of Kaitlin Eskelson as its new president and CEO, the fourth individual to hold this position in the organization’s 36-year history. Beginning March 16, Eskelson will lead VSL’s efforts to improve and increase Salt Lake’s visitor economy by attracting and

  • New NHMU Director Selected

    Salt Lake City -- University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced that Jason Cryan has accepted the offer to serve as executive director of the Natural History Museum of Utah effective March 2020. Cryan replaces former museum Executive Director Sarah George, who left the museum after nearly three decades to join the

  • Long-Anticipated Salt Lake Convention Center Hotel Breaks Ground

    January 13, 2020. Salt Lake City – After extensive planning, Visit Salt Lake, Salt Lake County, Portman Holdings and Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the plans, timeline and details of the long-awaited and much-anticipated Salt Lake convention center hotel during a groundbreaking ceremony held Friday, January 10, at the Salt Palace Convention

  • LGBTQ+ Sports Festival coming to Salt Lake December 12-15

    SALT LAKE CITY (November 2019) – The Salt Lake Unity Fest will be held December 12-15, 2019 at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Fest is a multi-day event uniting the LGBTQ+ community and our allies, through sports and exclusive events. This annual festival will feature sport competitions and fun

  • Judy Cullen Named Visit Salt Lake’s Managing Director of Partner Development

    Salt Lake City (July 2019)—Visit Salt Lake (VSL) recently announced the appointment of Judy Cullen as its Managing Director of Partner Development, filling the void following the retirement of Pat Holmes after 32 years with VSL. In her new role, Cullen will be responsible for the development and management of strategic partnerships with Salt Lake

  • Visit Salt Lake Appoints Teri Klug Director of Community Outreach

    Salt Lake City (July 2019)—Visit Salt Lake (VSL) recently appointed Teri Klug its Director of Community Outreach, a newly-created position to enhance the organization’s mission and activities to diverse audiences throughout Salt Lake County. In her new role, Klug will also advise VSL’s CEO and Board of Directors on policy issues and current events

  • Summer in Salt Lake Offers a Rich Blend of Concerts, Trails & Brewpubs

    June 13, 2019. Salt Lake City, UT – Summer in Salt Lake is filled with outdoor concerts, a dash of museum-going and one of the liveliest farmer’s markets in the West. It’s all about cool coffee shops, alfresco lunches and a bucket list of brewpubs and restaurants. Outdoors? Hey, this is Salt Lake, which means hiking and biking trails flow from the