Staff

Meet the staff of Visit Williamsburg.


Victoria Cimino, Chief Executive Officer & FOIA Officer
757-229-6511 

Victoria Cimino is executive director and CEO of Visit Williamsburg, the official destination marketing organization for Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown, Virginia. Serving in this role since 2019, she provides expertise, leadership, and vision in all marketing efforts, ensuring increased visitation and economic impact throughout the region. 

Under Cimino’s direction, the destination has realized its highest hotel occupancy in more than a decade, expanded its market share, and produced award-winning advertising campaigns. 

She has served on a variety of boards and committees, including Discover New England, New Hampshire Travel Council, U.S. Travel Association’s (USTA) National Council of State Tourism Directors and ESTO Planning Committee, and National Governor’s Association’s Annual Meeting Committee. Currently, Cimino sits on USTA’s board of directors and Meetings Mean Business Coalition. 

With more than 20 years of hospitality and destination marketing experience, she previously held positions as director of the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development and director of international marketing for the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. 

 

David Turner, Finance Director 
757-345-2564 | Email

With a proven record of providing financial leadership, Turner has more than 30 years of experience working as a trusted business partner and providing guidance and project management of business optimization strategies and information system implementations. He has excelled at managing cross-functional teams in order to improve processes and implement strategies. During his time at Integra LifeSciences, Turner developed a systematic approach and database to collect and report sales and quantity data, established the corporate product reporting standards, created a portfolio optimization report process, and led the development of a statistical projection model used to project global sales.

 

Julia Smyth-Young, Sales Director 
757-253-2313 | Email

A highly accomplished Senior Sales Leader, Smyth-Young has more than 25 years of experience with profit and loss responsibility in Domestic and International settings within Destination Marketing, Convention Sales, and Hotel Sales. Whether she was at the Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau or contracting with The First Group in Dubai, she has consistently exceeded her sales goals throughout her career. Smyth-Young has created, simplified, and standardized sales procedures and processes for multiple organizations globally. Smyth-Young has a proven ability to build and lead highly motivated teams that have contributed to significant increases in revenue, reductions in cost, and overall business growth.

 

Miranda Jarrell, Communications Director & FOIA Officer
757-229-6975 |  Email

A strategic and well-rounded communications professional, Jarrell has 15+ years of public relations experience and a passion for storytelling. Most recently, she served as Public Relations Manager for Southworth Development. Previously, Jarrell worked with hotel and restaurant brands as Media Relations Director at CM Communications in Boston and held public relations management positions with creative agencies, including marlo marketing in Boston, Luckie & Co. in Birmingham, Ala., and Fetching Communications in Tampa, Fla. 

 

 


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