Trish Steckenrider – Executive Director
A Metropolis native, Trish is thrilled to be serving the community she grew up in as the Executive Director of the GMCVB. Trish is no stranger to tourism. After graduating from high school she pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance, from Missouri State University. While in college she lived and worked in Branson, Missouri. After college she decided to hang up the performing shoes and focus on marketing. While in Branson she worked for Starlite Entertainment and was the Director of Sales for the Legendary Mickey Rooney.
Trish left Branson for a job as the Director of Sales for Group Travel Planet in Pigeon Forge, TN. This innovative start up company was the first of it’s kind to offer online travel booking for groups of 10 or more rooms. She continued this job even after she decided to move to New York City to complete her Master’s Degree in Tourism and Travel Management at New York University. After 2 years in NYC she returned home and did something she swore she would never do; work in Hotels. Trish gained an insurmountable amount of experience as she served as Director of Sales, General Manager and finally Revenue Manager. When she was given the opportunity to work for the GMCVB as the Executive Director she took it and has not looked back. Her passion is tourism marketing and development and is very happy to be doing it in her hometown.
As the only employee of the GMCVB, Trish is busy. Take a look at our 2018 Marketing Plan!