Visit Wichita has added two members to its team: Heather Egan, convention sales manager; and Bob Foncannon, convention sales manager.
Egan’s primary responsibilities include promoting Wichita as a meetings destination. She will help connect meeting planners with hotels, facilities and attractions to ensure the planning stage runs smoothly and booked Wichita meetings are a success.
Egan received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wichita State University. Prior to Visit Wichita, she served as director of leisure sales at the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau. She also managed their Visitor Information Center and galleries, as well as led efforts related to the organization’s three sister city programs (Parras de la Fuente, Mexico; Krems, Austria and West Lothian, Scotland). Upon relocating to Wichita, she worked as the dual director of sales for the Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites Northeast and went on to serve as a media consultant for Group Tour Media.
“Born and raised in Wichita, this is home. I’m looking forward to promoting my hometown and seeing visitors having a great time experiencing my destination,” said Egan. “I’ve made my career within the hospitality industry, so I’m delighted to bring some of my experiences back to Wichita and continue to build on the successes of Visit Wichita and create some new memories for visitors and meeting planners.“
Foncannon’s responsibilities consist of attracting new conventions, conferences and events to Wichita and enhancing economic development by bringing in national regional and state conventions to the city. He joins Visit Wichita from Callcap, where he was a national account manager. He received his bachelor of science degree in psychology with a minor in business from Emporia State University.
Wichita is a great city with a great story,” said Foncannon. “I’m always bragging about how much there is to do here, especially with all of our amazing attractions and museums. Now, I get a chance to promote Wichita, sell our city as a destination while adding value to the Visit Wichita organization.”