Brad Jones is the Executive Director of Visit Bellevue. Visit Bellevue serves as Bellevue’s official Destination Marketing and Management Organization and exists to stimulate economic growth and development by attracting visitors, convention + event business and inspiring memorable visitor experiences.
Brad has a rich 25-year history as an Executive Director with convention & visitors bureaus, most recently prior to Visit Bellevue serving 13-years as the Executive Director with Experience Rochester in Rochester Minnesota and prior to that 10-years as Executive Director with the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau in Michigan.
Brad was born and raised in Michigan and received his formal schooling at Ferris State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management with other degrees in Food Service Management / Culinary Arts and Marketing.
Brad has been married to his wife Shelly for 27 years: they have two children Samantha (age 21) and Max (age 19). Brad is an Eagle Scout and still enjoys being involved in the scouting program, enjoys hockey, golf, kayaking, and is an avid backpacker and wilderness explorer. Brad is also a former hockey player and USA hockey official and was fortunate to officiate and compete at high levels of hockey during his ice hockey career. Over the years, Brad has coached many youth, high school hockey & lacrosse teams.
Brad serves on several business, civic and organizational boards. In Minnesota he was appointed to the Minnesota Tourism Council by Governor Tim Pawlenty and reappointed by Governor Mark Dayton. Brad was the 2016 recipient of Minnesota’s Outstanding Individual in Tourism. Brad currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington State Destination Marketing Organization.
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