Tim Brady has been promoted to the role of chief executive officer of the Charleston (West Virginia) Convention and Visitors Bureau to start 2020 after a national search.

Brady was previously the vice president of sales and marketing for the CVB and takes over the CEO role from the retiring Alisa Bailey.

“I’ve worked with Tim for more than a decade. He has shown — time and again — he is invested in our community and committed to growing tourism in our capital city,” said Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “Furthermore, Tim understands the value of partnerships — with members of the tourism industry and with the city of Charleston. The impact that Alisa Bailey made during her time with the CCVB leaves an outstanding legacy and sets that standard for exceptional work in the tourism industry. I look forward to working with Tim and the CCVB team to continue that effort and bring more visitors to Charleston to experience our vibrant city.”

Brady in the past served as executive director of the Greater Bridgeport (West Virginia) CVB.

“Tim is a lifelong resident of West Virginia. He understands the tourism industry and wants to be part of the positive change happening in our city,” said CCVB Board Chair Chuck Hamsher. “He recognizes the importance of collaboration with industry members in our community as well as those across our state and nation.”

Since arriving in Charleston, Brady has led two website rebuilds and a complete rebranding, in addition to overhauling the CCVB’s marketing strategies to a nearly all digital strategy. Between 2012 and 2019, 200,000 room nights have brought in an estimated economic impact of $148.5 million.

“I’m humbled that the Board of Directors has put their faith in me to lead an outstanding team of people who work every day to promote this city that we love,” Brady said. “This is an exciting time for the city of Charleston, with a world-class Coliseum and Convention Center to sell and an enthusiastic mayor and city staff to support our efforts. I’m ready to get to work.”