Mary has spent nearly 40 years touting the wonders of Grand Rapids to meeting planners. That makes her the longest tenured Experience Grand Rapids team member and the person most deserving of the title “City Princess.”
Mary has seen Grand Rapids grow from a sleepy Midwest city to one of America’s coolest destinations. (Don’t take her word for it, Expedia says so!). She’s helped evolve our sales efforts to keep pace with the changes, and she continues to set an example for our staff and our industry. In 2019, she was named to the inaugural class of Connect Association’s 15 over 50, which salutes leaders who’ve moved the industry forward.
Mary’s favorite travel experiences include Disney properties and cruises. (“But not Disney cruises,” she clarifies.) Sitting by the pool in the sunshine and cross-stitching are two of her favorite hobbies.
Mary Manier, Vice President of Sales & Services
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