Staff

Meet the staff of Visit Williamsburg.


Victoria Cimino, Chief Executive Officer
757-229-6511 

Victoria Cimino is Chief Executive Officer of the Williamsburg Tourism Council, providing expertise, leadership, and vision in all marketing efforts, as well as overall management of the Destination Marketing Organization. 

Cimino has spent the majority of her professional career providing communication solutions, counsel, and creative direction to both government agencies and private sector organizations.

Most recently, she served as Director of the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism; under Cimino’s leadership, the Division experienced an increased ROI on brand advertising from 10:1 to 14:1; direct visitor spending increased by four percent, and Rooms and Meals tax revenue increased by 15 percent (FY2015-18).

Cimino has served as the Director of International Marketing for the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and her background includes work with New York City-based Redpoint Marketing PR, Inc., and Boston-based Connelly Partners.

Vivian Bunting, Associate Director, Group Tour & Consumer Sales
757-229-6975 | Email

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.

Robyn Gentry, Social Media & Web Manager
757-253-5813 | Email

Robyn comes from the Mobile, Alabama area and has been in corporate digital marketing for the past 10 years and and is Google Certified in all four courses within the Google Academy (real thing  ). She has a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Economics  from Auburn University at Montgomery and is a die-hard Roll Tide fan as she attended the University of Alabama first. She currently lives in the Williamsburg area and has a great love and affinity for history, economic development, helping businesses succeed in growth and sustainability as well as her husband and two dogs, Lucy & Guy. 

Jodie Lumley, Coordinator, Sales & Publications
757-253-2265 | Email

Jodie has lived in Williamsburg most of her life.  In 1991, she pursued a career in Hospitality, which lead to her current job with the Greater Williamsburg Tourism Alliance. Jodie manages the Blitz’s at our regional Welcome Centers as well as the Alliance’s publications. Jodie also helps guests plan their events from reunions to weddings. Jodie’s hobbies include painting, reading, and teaching women’s’ bible studies. She loves British TV and movies along with her fur-child, Cricket. 

Lisa Pacheco, CSEE, Director of Sports Development
757-253-2313 | Email

Lisa has worked in the hospitality industry for 30 years and promotes Williamsburg as a sports destination for local, regional, and national events. She is actively involved in Sports Virginia and the National Association of Sports Commissions, and is also a graduate of the Lead Historic Triangle legendary class of 2013.  She also serves on the United Way Day of Caring committee. When not working, Lisa enjoy spending time with her children Colby, Alyssa and Gabriel.

Jill Pongonis, Media Relations Manager
757-476-7324 | Email

After nearly 28 years in the Williamsburg area tourism field, Jill is thrilled to have found her niche and passion with media relations, marketing, public relations and communications as it pertains to the Williamsburg destination at the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance – Tourism Council. She feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to work, learn and grow with such great organizations as Newport Hospitality Group, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and most recently, William & Mary. Jill's primary responsibilities include contributing to various marketing campaigns as they pertain to local tourism initiatives, media relations, social media management, website maintenance, and assisting with the amazing sales team. Jill feels the Tourism Council will allow her to make meaningful contributions to the bureau's public relations efforts, including frequent interaction with travel journalists, planning and executing familiarization tours, and engage with local tourism partners to garner maximum exposure. In her free time, Jill is happy being outdoors, on the water or exploring this beautiful destination as well as different cities and meeting interesting people.

Dave Potter, Director, Marketing Communications 
757-253-2967 | Email

Dave was recruited by Busch Gardens during the inaugural year of 1975 as a member of the opening team where he spent over 30 years with Busch Gardens and Water Country USA in various roles in park operations before moving to Water Country USA (which was then under separate ownership) as marketing director when that park opened in 1984.  When Busch Entertainment acquired Water Country USA in 1992, was reunited with the Busch Gardens team, rising to the position of senior director of marketing dedicated to leading the marketing programs for Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and Kingsmill Resort. After his early retirement in 2009 from Busch Entertainment, became a part time contractor for the Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee. In addition to time in Williamsburg, served in marketing and operations roles at Walt Disney World, Opryland USA and other attractions.

Jody Puckett, Administrator
757-253-2262 | Email

Jody Puckett joined the Williamsburg Tourism Council as Administrator in October 2018. She will assume that role until an Executive Director is hired and will over see tourism staff functions, support the needs of the WTC and it's transition, and work to set in place processes and procedures as required by new tourism legislation. She retired from James City County government in 2017 after 22 years in Communications where her role provided local government public information and supported tourism marketing. During those years, Jody represented the County and led a number of tourism-related committees and initiatives designed to promote the Greater Williamsburg destination including the 2007 Jamestown Commemoration, Marketing Resource Task Force under the Williamsburg Destination Marketing Committee, Public Relations task force and County tourism initiatives and events. 

Joanna Skrabala, Associate Director of Digital Marketing
757-253-0792 | Email

Joanna was born and raised in Williamsburg. Upon graduating from Bruton High School (’01), she pursued an education in Boston, MA, graduating from Northeastern University in 2005 with a degree in Journalism and Cinema Studies. She manages the Alliance website and e-marketing, assists in graphic design and also helps to manage the Visit Williamsburg website. When Joanna’s not at work, she enjoys podcasting and spending time with her husband, Johnny, two boys, Milo and Ash, two dogs, two cats, bunny, and fish. 


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