The City of Victoria promoted Joel Novosad to Director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, effective immediately.

Novosad has been the Victoria CVB Marketing Manager for the past five years, managing the CVB’s online social media platforms, helping to market and support special events, and working with coordinators to bring groups and meetings to Victoria.

“Joel was involved in all aspects of CVB marketing for the last five years and is very familiar with the long-term goals of the CVB,” said O.C. Garza, Communications Director for the City of Victoria. “He is very comfortable directing the efforts of the CVB utilizing both online and traditional travel industry marketing methods.”

Prior to working for the Victoria Convention & Visitors Bureau, Novosad worked as the Meeting and Event Coordinator for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, was the Group Sales and Services Intern at the Bryan/College Station Convention & Visitors Bureau and was a Guest Service Agent for the Best Western Inn in Schulenburg.

Joel Novosad is an alumnus of the Texas Travel Industry Association Travel and Tourism College and earned his Certified Tourism Executive designation earlier this year. Also in 2016, Joel was recognized by the Destination Marketing Association International as one of “30 under 30” travel professionals identified as future travel industry leaders.

Novosad is from Moulton, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences. He also graduated with a Minor in Business Administration.

Novosad is the Mentor Advisory Chairman for the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus and currently serves on the Victoria Fine Arts Association Board.