2017-10-07 / People

Peterson Joins Tourism Bureau


Rick Peterson is the new events and membership manager serving the Island’s convention and tourism bureaus. (Tourism Bureau photograph) Rick Peterson is the new events and membership manager serving the Island’s convention and tourism bureaus. (Tourism Bureau photograph) Rick Peterson has joined the Mackinac Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, jointly known as Mackinac Island Toursim, as the new events and membership manager.

Mr. Peterson returns to the Island with more than 20 years of conference and events experience, having worked for Grand Hotel and the Lakeview Hotel previously. With an eye for promoting major tourist destinations, he joins the Mackinac Island Tourism team after serving as director of sales and marketing for the Hampton Inn Marquette Waterfront.

“We’re thrilled to have Rick back on Mackinac Island,” said Tim Hygh, Executive Director for the CVB and tourism bureau. “He brings a lot of industry and Island knowledge that will serve our guests and members well.”

Mr. Peterson will be in charge of organizing Mackinac Island Tourism’s many events, including the Lilac Festival, and other conventions and programs. He said he’s looking forward to meeting local business owners and starting to plans events for 2018.

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