Executive Director - Visit South Jersey
Devon Perry joined Visit South Jersey as marketing director in 2015. In this role, she closely shadowed the executive director, and when the opportunity presented itself, she was well acquainted with the position and truly the best choice to lead Visit South Jersey into the future.
Devon has an unstoppable passion for entrepreneurship, social enterprise development, fine art, and positioning. While skilled at crisis management, Devon also is exceptional at telling beautiful stories to public and private stakeholders, engaging customers, and improving community affinity. Devon has created several non-profits and for-profits with strategic partners across industries.
Devon’s background in nonprofit marketing speaks to her interest and expertise; she’s managed marketing efforts on staff at both The United Way and The American Red Cross. Her decade of experience includes many startups, including the thriving co-working space Kings Hall in Haddonfield, NJ. Devon holds an MBA from Drexel University, grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ and currently resides in Haddonfield, NJ. She is currently the artist in residence at the Historic Hopkins House along the Cooper River in Haddon, NJ.
Devon is committed to “service above self” as seen in her involvement in multiple organizations: Rotary of Haddonfield, Board of Governors of the Haddonfield Civic Association, Young Friends Council of the Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey, Charity Chair of South Jersey Mothers of Multiples and member of the Board of Trustees of Visit South Jersey.
Other notable efforts include: Drexel Women in Business (cofounder), ShareURmeal (Founder), GoBYO.com (founder/CEO), Women’s MBA Network (Founder). Board member for NJ Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) and in the Destination Management Association International's Leadership program, training C-level executives around the globe.
TA Day 1: Wed June 13th 2018
9:20 AM - 10:30 AM
The Perfect Storm: Disaster Response for DMOs
Panel Discussion - Medallion Room Salon A/B
When a disaster occurs in your community, it's something you'll never truly be able to prepare for. During an emergency or crisis, how can a DMO step up? This panel will feature experts sharing deep insights gleaned from managing through difficult events in their own communities. Learn how to use your digital assets to respond, communicate, and take action during an emergency and to support a positive and transparent dialogue about recovery and resilience.