STEVENS POINT, Wis.  (January 27, 2015)  -- The Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (SPACVB) have named its new board members and officers for 2015. Ann Huntoon, Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, has been named Chair, Amy Boston, Hampton Inn, has been named Vice Chair, Richard Holden, Village of Plover, has been named Treasurer and Layne Cozzolino, Central Rivers Farmshed, has been named Secretary.

Five new board members were elected including, Greg Wright, Arts Alliance of Portage County, Pete Theisen, Portage County Bank, Mikhail Salienko, Compass Insurance, Peg Lewellin, Great Northern Distilling and Mike James, SentryWorld.

Outgoing board members, including Kris Dragan – BMO Harris and Susan Placzek, SentryWorld were thanked for their years of service to the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Special thanks was also given to Julie Birrenkott, who served as Board President for 2014.

The Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is an economic and community development organization whose purpose is to expand Portage County’s economy by attracting conventions, sporting events and leisure tourists to Portage County. Millions of dollars from visitor spending and increased tax revenues are generated to increase commerce, sustain jobs and to create a desirable destination.

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