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Posted on: January 7, 2014

[ARCHIVED] New CVB Board Gears Up for Role

The Allen Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) Advisory Board is a new addition to Council's appointed Boards and Commissions this budget year. With officers elected, the board will attend a work session in March to learn more about hotel occupancy tax revenue, the funding source for the ACVB.

Members of the new advisory board include:
Chair Carson Doss is a semi-retired transportation consultant and active civic volunteer for various local organizations. He has lived in Allen since 2008.

Vice Chair Tyrone Wilson has more than 12 years of experience as a real estate professional. While living in New Orleans, he served on the Economic Development Board for eight years.

Secretary Stacy Polk is the Director of Sales at the Courtyard by Marriott and has worked in the hospitality industry for 13 years since graduating from Allen High School and earning a degree from Texas Tech University.

Robin Sedlacek and Baine Brooks serve as the Council representatives on this board. They served as Council sub-committee representatives for ACVB activities prior to the formation of the advisory board.

Karen Cromwell, ACVB Director, said "We are excited about the Council forming this new board. The advisory board brings a great perspective to help us fine tune our efforts to promote Allen as a destination along with helping to increase our visibility of these efforts within the community."

Learn more about the ACVB and Allen as a destination at Find out more about Boards and Commissions or a sign up for public meeting notices at and select the "City Meeting Notices" calendar.

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