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Noreen Webb Joins CTCSB as Director of SMERF Accounts

01/23/2020

Noreen Webb, an experienced Connecticut hospitality industry professional, has joined the Middletown, Conn.-based Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) as its Director of SMERF (Social, Military, Education, Religious & Fraternal) Accounts. In her new position, Webb will work with meeting planners at SMERF associations and groups that are considering Connecticut sites for new or returning conventions, meetings and events.

 

Noreen Webb is a seasoned sales professional and we welcome her as a member of our team,” explains Robert Murdock, President of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau, the State’s official meetings and sports event sales and marketing organization. “She has an extensive background in Connecticut’s hotel and convention industry, in both convention services and catering, and has booked and coordinated a range of large conventions, conferences, meetings, and social events of all types.”

 

Webb comes to the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau from the Hartford Marriott Farmington in Farmington, Conn. where she was Director of Catering for over six years. Prior to that, she held the same position at the former Holiday Inn Waterbury/Coco Key Water Resort in Waterbury, Conn., the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn. and the former Radisson Hotel & Conference Center / Crowne Plaza Hartford Cromwell.

 

A native of Kansas City, Kan., Webb studied Restaurant/Institutional Management at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. The West Hartford, Conn. resident is involved with animal welfare advocacy.

 

To contact Noreen Webb, email noreenw@ctcsb.org or call 860-882-1108.

 

Working in partnership with the state’s businesses, institutions, nonprofit organizations, and their surrounding communities, the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) markets all of the state – convention and meeting venues, hotels and attractions, and sporting venues – as a premier destination for international, national, regional and statewide conferences, conventions and major sports events. The Connecticut Sports Advisory Board, a division of the CTCSB, focuses its efforts on attracting and serving international, national and regional sporting events. Events booked by the CTCSB in the last fiscal year alone are projected to result in: $62,989,859 in spending by convention, meeting and sports events attendees during their visits to the state, generating $4,272,596 in Connecticut taxes. In addition, more than 17,331 Connecticut jobs in the hospitality industry will be supported by these events as a result of these bookings.* For more information about the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau, visit www.CTmeetings.org or call 860-728-6789. (*Destinations International’s economic calculator FY 2018-19).