by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 14, 2011

Jonathan Walker, who has served as president and CEO of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau for 18 years, has announced his retirement, effective March 2012. According to a spokesperson for the bureau, Walker's decision was based on personal reasons. "Walker's continued presence at the MTCVB over the next six months will help ensure a seamless leadership transition," said MTCVB chair Lynn Ericksen in a statement about Walker's retirement.