Staff

Meet the staff of Visit Williamsburg.


Victoria Cimino, Chief Executive Officer & FOIA 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, 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, Digital Marketing Manager
757-253-5813 | Email

Robyn comes from Monroevilla, AL 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 . 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 & sustainability, as well as her husband and two dogs, Lucy & Guy. 

Jodie Lumley, Executive Assistant - Operations Manager 
757-253-2265 | Email

Jodie has lived in Williamsburg most of her life. Jodie serves as the Operations Manager and Executive Assitant to the CEO to carry out day to day and long term funcitons/goals of Visit Williamsburg. She does so with a smlie and postive attitude with meticulous detail. Not only does she help to manage the day to day operations,  Jodie manages the Blitz’s at our regional Welcome Centers as well as the Williamsburg Tourism Council publications. She also helps guests plan their events from reunions to weddings. Her 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, FAM Tour Coordinator & FOIA Officer 
757-476-7324 | Email

After many 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. Jill’s primary responsibilities include contributing to various marketing campaigns, 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, she enjoys exploring this beautiful destination on land and by boat, as well painting.

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.

 


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