Meg Winchester has been appointed president and CEO of Visit Spokane (Washington). She most recently served as director of the Galveston Island (Texas) Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“Meg will be a great addition to the team,” said Matt Jensen, Visit Spokane board chair. “Tourism is a $1.3 billion-dollar industry in greater Spokane, so her understanding and experience will be invaluable. She recognizes that tourism and conventions are important to Spokane’s quality of life and economy.”

Winchester has also worked with Visit Houston and the George R. Brown Convention Center as well as at the San Diego Convention Center. She is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA).

Winchester will start her new role with Visit Spokane on January 22.