(Alexandria, MN) Explore Alexandria Tourism, also known as Alexandria Hotel & Hospitality, has hired for a new position within the organization. Kristen Faber has been hired as the Development and Services Coordinator at Explore Alexandria Tourism.
The Development and Services Coordinator will work to raise the profile of Alexandria as a meetings, conventions and sports destination by proactively seeking out and attracting groups to host in the area. Faber will also work with the organization’s new services program to ensure these visiting groups have a positive and hospitable experience in Alexandria, while giving them plenty of reasons to come back.
“We are delighted to have Kristen in this role at Explore Alexandria,” said Executive Director James Feist. “We are confident that her talent and abilities will serve this position well and create great things for the area as well as the groups we host here.”
Kristen Faber received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Concordia College in Moorhead. She brings with her over 11 years of experience in retail management, most recently as General Manager of the Alexandria Goodwill store the previous 2 years. Currently, she coaches youth soccer and serves on the Alexandria Area Soccer Association board and donates time at St. Mary’s Church. She lives in Alexandria with her husband, Daylon Faber and their 5 children.
“I am just thrilled for the opportunity to promote Alexandria in a new way and provide our business and sports tourists with a personalized feel to their event that will entice them to return,” Faber said.
Explore Alexandria Tourism is responsible for marketing and promotion to potential visitors and groups through its website (ExploreAlex.com), marketing campaigns outside the area, various social media and more. Funded by a 3 percent lodging tax visitors pay on rooms, the organization took in $294,000 in 2015. The primary use of these funds goes into marketing to potential visitors. The industry’s annual economic impact is over 2,200 private sector jobs and over $108 million dollars in gross sales for Douglas County.