Visit Wichita recently filled four staff positions. The positions are a mix of new and ongoing roles. 

  • Amy Schmidt is Visit Wichita's newest destination sales manager and allows the team of four similar positions to further specialize on the markets each recruits to Wichita for conventions and events. Schmidt, a graduate of Kansas State University, spent the past 18.5 years working for Wichita's DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport, where she gained extensive experience in selling Wichita to meeting planners, particularly in the state association market.
  • Jamie Allen, marketing production manager, began at the bureau as an intern and recently graduated from Wichita State University.
  • Hannah Watkins, marketing coordinator, is a graduate of Southwestern College and is currently working on her master's in communication at Wichita State University.
  • MeLinda Schnyder, public relations manager, brings 20 years of experience as a journalist and public relations professional. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri.

About Visit Wichita

Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by President and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2013 travel and tourism contributed more than $1 billion in economic impact to the Wichita MSA.