Choose Chicago has appointed Shana Lee chief marketing officer.

“When you consider the sheer impact of Chicago’s visitor industry and the demands of the organization responsible for marketing it regionally, nationally and internationally, Shana is the right leader to take us to the next level,” said Don Welsh, Choose Chicago president and CEO. “She embodies the energy and passion necessary to build upon our marketing, sales and communications strategies to achieve the goals set forth by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.”

Most recently, Lee served as vice-president, commercial director hospitality, with Travelport, a travel-industry distribution company.