Visit Phoenix President & CEO Steve Moore Announces Retirement

December 10, 2020
Photo: Visit Phoenix President & CEO Steve Moore

Visit Phoenix President & CEO Steve Moore has announced his retirement effective March 31, 2021.

During his 19-year tenure at Visit Phoenix, Moore played a key role in the pro forma and booking of conventions and mega-sporting events at the Phoenix Convention Center, sports venues and resorts throughout Greater Phoenix. Additionally, he was heavily involved in the initiatives to secure an expanded convention center and additional downtown hotel.

Also while at the helm, the convention-centric downtown product evolved simultaneously with an expanding metro resort footprint, and Moore continually re-engineered Visit Phoenix to best meet the needs of these two primary markets. He also secured multiple-year funding agreements and established conservative fiscal policy that has positioned Visit Phoenix well for the upcoming return of group and leisure business.

“I am blessed to have served with a great staff and for the amazing partnerships with the City of Phoenix, its elected officials, civic leaders and the tremendous professionals in the hotel and sports community,” Moore said in a press release announcing the news. “This retirement has been in the works for some time, and I know that Visit Phoenix’s best years are ahead. There is no ceiling too high for this staff to achieve.”

“Having worked with Steve for almost two decades, I will simply say that Visit Phoenix and its constituency owe Steve a debt of gratitude. His passion for Visit Phoenix and his excellence will be greatly missed,” added Visit Phoenix Chair Bob Miller.

Moore is a 46-year visitor industry veteran whose career was spent with three destination marketing organizations. Prior to his recruitment to Phoenix in 2002, Moore was the CEO of Visit San Antonio for 14 years after spending his first 13 years at Visit Houston.

A search committee to find his successor has already been formed and is being overseen by the executive committee of the Visit Phoenix board of directors.

This information is based off of a press release from Visit Phoenix.

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