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Tom Bennett

Tom Bennett

Vice President Sales & Services

AKA: The Closer
(877) 847-4847 ext. 3544

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Leads the convention sales, services and events teams.


Certified Tourism Ambassador

Professional Associations:

Michigan Society of Association Executives, Americas Society of Association Executives, Professional Convention Management Association, and Destination Marketing Association International

How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?

25+ years

How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?

Worked for a security firm while playing football in college and worked concerts, special events, conventions and trade shows.

Favorite Vacation Spot?

Orange County, CA specifically Dana Point and San Clemente.

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

It’s a great walking city. Walk downtown through Rosa Parks Circle up Monroe Center and walk along the Grand River and across the Blue Bridge. And be sure to walk to all of our downtown museums, breweries, brewpubs and restaurants.