Experience Grand Rapids appoints director of events


Andie Newcomer. Courtesy Experience Grand Rapids

The marketing arm for Kent County has named its new director of events.

Experience Grand Rapids said last week it promoted Andie Newcomer to the role.

Most recently, she served as convention services manager, a position she held for more than seven years.

Newcomer has been in the tourism industry for 14 years, holding several positions with Experience Grand Rapids.

Newcomer in involved with the Michigan Society of Association Executives and the Event Service Professionals Association.

She has a B.S. in tourism and hospitality management from Grand Valley State University.

She is a Certified Meeting Professional, or CMP, a Government Meeting Specialist, or GMS, and a Certified Tourism Ambassador, or CTA.

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