Zack Davis has been promoted to vice-president of destination services at the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. Davis started at the bureau in 2008 as convention sales manager and had been serving as director of marketing since 2015.

“Zack’s dedicated partnership with our meeting, convention and event planners will be key in delivering an enhanced visitor destination experience,” said Cleo Battle, executive-vice president of the Louisville CVB. “His commitment to providing an authentic, user-friendly approach with clients and visitors will be even more valuable as we re-open the convention center and welcome new hotels and bourbon distilleries in 2018.”

The Kentucky International Convention Center is scheduled to re-open in August following a $207 million expansion and renovation. In his new role, Davis will work to retain convention groups as well as increase their profile and attendance while in Louisville. He succeeds Doris Sims, who retired from the position after more than 30 years of service.

“First and foremost, to say I have big shoes to fill would be an understatement,” Davis said. “I’m excited to be part of such a great team and hope to continue the forward-thinking services philosophy that has fostered exceptional service and innovation when working with and welcoming meetings, conventions and spectator events to our city.”