Brian Ross, CTA, President, CEO Experience Columbus

Brian Ross, President and CEO

Experience Columbus

As president and CEO of Experience Columbus, Brian Ross is responsible for

leading destination sales and marketing efforts to attract conventions, trade shows,

meetings, and leisure visitors to the Greater Columbus region.

Ross assumed the leadership role at Experience Columbus in 2013, after serving

as the organization’s vice president of sales for six years. A graduate of The Ohio State

University, Ross worked 17 years for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in sales and marketing,

including two stints at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. His last job with the company was

as executive director of sales, overseeing 25 hotels in the western region.

At Experience Columbus, Ross has set his sights on growing the local tourism

economy, along with its widespread economic benefits to the entire community. He led

the organization to successfully bid on and win the PCMA (Professional Convention

Management Association) Annual Meeting and Exposition, which will be in Columbus in

January 2023.

Ross lives in the Arena District with his wife Mary and son Jake, where they

embrace an urban lifestyle with a wealth of festivals, neighborhoods, restaurants, and

entertainment within walking distance.

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