June 18, 2008

The Tourism Development Authority of the Durham (N.C.) Convention & Visitors Bureau has named COO Shelly Green president and CEO-elect. Green will not take on her new role until January 2010, when acting president and CEO Reyn Bowman retires. By that time, Green will have two decades of destination marketing experience. She previously ran the Chapel Hill/Orange County (N.C.) Visitors Bureau as well as the Asheville (N.C.) CVB. She has been in her current role at Durham since January 2000.

John McMahon, president and CEO of the Monterey County (Calif.) Convention and Visitors Bureau, resigned from his post Monday to pursue opportunities in the for-profit sector. Steve A. Wille, vice president of marketing communications for the bureau, will assume the position on an interim basis while a search for a new executive is conducted. According to Lisa Dias, the chair of the bureau's board of directors, the search most likely will continue for four to six months.