Chief Operations Officer, Tempest
Val is Tempest's Chief Operating Officer and also serves as Executive Director of Ready. Set. Philly! – a yearlong initiative to reopen and relaunch the city’s economy following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining Tempest, Val served as the Chief Administration Officer at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) where she oversaw government and external affairs while managing the day-to-day operations of the organization. She has also served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) and worked for Visit Philadelphia – the city’s official tourism marketing agency – for 16 years, where she concluded her tenure as the Chief External Affairs Officer.