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Nancy Ruppert

Nancy Ruppert

Convention Development Manager

AKA: Investigator Fancy
(877) 847-4847 ext. 3549



  • Researching national associations website looking for new convention business to fill our area hotels.
  • Finding community members who belong to national associations and/or sit on national boards to help me Bring It To GR.  
  • Working together with EXGR team to grow Grand Rapids by bringing conventions here.


Certified Tourism Ambassador
Degrees in Hospitality and Business Management

Volunteer Associations:

First Baptist Church Howard City
Michigan Cares for Tourism

How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?

30+ Years

How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?

I graduated from Davenport University with a degree in Hospitality Management and while going to college started working at restaurants then as a hotel sales manager to my current position with Experience Grand Rapids.

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

Visit the Experience Grand Rapids website to find all there is to do in our city.  Restaurants, attractions, calendar of events, you don't want to miss anything.