Vanesa Rhodes is the Tourism Sales Manager for the McKinney CVB. Even before accepting this position, Vanesa had become the go-to person on our staff to handle wedding and leisure travel business, doing site visits for brides and tour operators in order to develop itineraries and accommodations for them and for their guests when visiting McKinney. As Sales Manager, she also handles association and corporate sales. She also utilizes her experience in the film industry by serving as MCVB coordinator with the Dallas and Texas Film Commissions.
She joined the MCVB staff as the Tourism Services Representative in 2009 handling administrative duties including processing sales and advertising leads, liaison for office and equipment leasing, and managing the office inventory and visitor center literature.
In addition to her duties at the MCVB, Ms. Rhodes holds a Texas Real Estate license and also produces a talk-radio program for a local radio host in Melissa.
Prior to joining the MCVB, Vanesa worked with American Airlines for 14 years in advertising, sales and service as well as owning and operating her own flower shop. Ms. Rhodes received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and minor in Business Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Ms. Rhodes earned her Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) classification in 2009. She completed her Texas Destination Marketer (TDM) certification in 2016.