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Maria Liddil

Maria Liddil

Events Specialist

AKA: Captain of Smooth Sailing
(616) 233-3575


Assist the Events Team in planning meetings and events that promote bringing new convention business to Grand Rapids, as well as a few events to celebrate successes with our community.


Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies from Grand Valley State University, Certified Tourism Ambassador

How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?

10+ years

How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?

I first became part of the Food & Beverage industry as a server/bartender in several country clubs and restaurants.  I settled into Events!

Favorite Vacation Spot?

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

One piece of advice or tip you would give to a first time visitor to Grand Rapids?

Check out as many restaurants, breweries, and art venues as you can...we offer some of the best!