Stephanie leads the marketing department to develop and implement the Beaumont CVBs advertising and promotional campaigns. Along with acting as an in-house advertising agency, Stephanie develops creative collateral and special projects for all CVB departments. She heads up the CVBs public relations efforts which include an annual press trip, individual journalist visits throughout the year, media interviews, editorial pitches and more. Stephanie also works closely with all bureau personnel to ensure a unified and effective promotional effort in all advertising, public relations, and promotion efforts.
Degrees / Certifications:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Advertising - Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Certified Tourism Executive (CTE) - TTIA Travel & Tourism College
Texas Destination Marketer (TDM) - Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus
Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA), Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus (TACVB), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), Lamar University Alumni Board Past President, Leadership Beaumont Alumni, Press Club of Southeast Texas, American Advertising Federation-Beaumont Past President, Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization, Connect Magazine 40 Under 40 Recipient, Greater Beaumont Area Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Recipient
What do you love most about Beaumont?
That’s a pretty tough thing to pin down, but I’d have to say that what impresses me time after time is Beaumont's incredible history. From the early 1900s, the city bore witness to a stunning collection of entrepreneurs, inventors, unbeatable athletes and talented musicians. I have the great privilege of showcasing Beaumont to journalists who have traveled the world. It’s energizing to hear travel writers get excited about our city and also realize the impact of Beaumont’s history was nation-wide.
What is your favorite activity in Beaumont?
My favorite thing to do in Beaumont would be anything outside, on the water! Pretty much anytime I can be on a boat, I’m quite happy. There’s just something about cruising down the Neches River with the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin. Watching all sorts of birds fly across the cobalt blue sky, the smells of pine trees and cypress… it’s just serene and I love it.
What is your favorite season?
Springtime in Beaumont is absolutely breathtaking.
What is your favorite space in Beaumont to host an event?
There are so many incredible options, but my favorite spot for events would be the historic Jefferson Theatre. It’s impressive, grand and surprisingly accommodating. Guests of this historic theater feel like celebrities; anytime a host can make that happen at an event, I’d consider it a great success.
What is your favorite place to eat in Beaumont?
Hamburgers are the ultimate comfort food, in my opinion, so I’d have to say Willy Burger is my go-to guilty pleasure local restaurant. If you want to make it a Willy, Willy Good meal to remember, you can’t beat the vibe of dining in the restaurant’s vintage Airstream trailer.