People Update

August 14, 2012

Missouri History Museum Shifts Focus to Corporate and Meeting Planner Market

Tami Goldman has taken on a new role with the Missouri History Museum as the tourism and group sales manager. The new title reflects the Museum’s shift in focus to the local, corporate and meeting planner segment. In her previous role as cultural tourism manager for the Museum, Goldman worked primarily with the visiting group tour and travel industry.

As tourism and group sales manager, Goldman is responsible for promoting all facets of the Museum experience for group tours, rentals, conferences, events and programs. This involves relationship cultivation and maintenance, program development and database management. Goldman manages the Museum’s reservation staff, to provide the first class customer service for groups.

From bulk exhibition ticket sales to full-scale corporate retreats, the Missouri History Museum is ramping up its offerings for corporate groups. The Museum offers modern amenities in a historic setting in beautiful Forest Park. Meeting planners can customize an event with engaging speakers, theatrical performances, curator demonstrations, gallery tours and more. Offerings are complimented by catering provided by Butler’s Pantry.

Goldman has 26 years of combined experience in the tourism marketing, leisure and group sales industry. She is a past president and board member of the Saint Louis Attraction Association. She is also a member of Meeting Planner International.

Two new staff members have joined the Springfield, Mo., Convention & Visitors Bureau.

ryan allisonRyan Allison is a new Partner Development Manager. He is responsible for retail, restaurant and transportation services advertising sales in the bureau’s publications and website. Allison, a recent graduate of Evangel University, has a background in membership sales.

steve rossSteve Ross is the new Graphic Designer/Marketing Coordinator. He is responsible for graphic design and photography. Prior to joining the CVB staff, Ross had his own graphics design company – SR Graphics – and worked for various graphics and digital imaging companies.

The CVB is a nonprofit marketing agency with the mission of promoting Springfield as a destination for leisure travelers, conventions, groups and amateur sports events.

For more information, visit or call 800-678-8767 or 417-881-5300.

sheila fishSheila Fish has joined the Springfield Sports Commission as assistant director. Her responsibilities include membership sales and retention, event development and working with organizations and individuals to attract sporting events to the Springfield area.

Prior to joining the Sports Commission, Fish received most of her professional work experience from local nonprofit groups, including Harmony House, James River Basin Partnership, Dickerson Park Zoo and The Discovery Center. She also served as a sales and marketing assistant for Coventry Health Care and continued consumer relations at Nixa Public Schools as a communication intern.

Fish obtained a Master of Arts in Communication from Drury University in 2012 and Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations in 2010 from Missouri State University.

For more information about the Sports Commission, visit or call 800-678-8767 or 417-881-5300.

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