Jamie Mitchell, CMP Featured in the Member Spotlight by MPI

Jamie Mitchell, CMP
Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Convention Sales Manager

Best thing about job: Interacting with peers!  As a 20+ year industry veteran I’ve always recognized this as one of the best aspects of my job.  It’s been even more obvious in light of current world events!

Volunteer positions: I volunteer with my church on a regular basis.

Event horror story: I was the Director of an event center and we hosted a Hair & Fashion Show.  One of the contestants released live doves (unbeknownst to us).  They were scared to death and wouldn’t come down and by the next day we had to call animal control to have them removed!

Hobbies: Game nights, spending time with family, reading, food & wine experiences

Husband/Wife/Kids/Pets: Two sons – Preston (15) and Dawson (9)

Fun fact:  I have visited over half the states in the United States (bucket list is to visit all 50 states!)

VB CVB Religious Conference Management Association Pics

The Virginia Beach CVB participated in the Religious Conference Management Association’s (RMCA) Emerge 2021 Conference in Charlotte (March 2-4). The event hosted over 200 prequalified planners and around 80 planners. The group helped to provide over a thousand packets of supplies for local schools and packed over 13 pallets of food items for the local Food Bank.

VBCC Vaccinations

On Wednesday, 2/18, Jamie Mitchell, Jason Kmet, Jim Coggins, Lynn Honeycutt, and Scott Warren helped with the Vaccine Point of Distribution (POD) at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.


Amy Overstreet and Valerie Gardner Tour the Marriott Oceanfront, Cavalier hotel, and the Delta Bayfront Suites.

Valerie Gardner with National Center for State Courts paid a visit to Virginia Beach on December 28th to tour the Marriott Oceanfront, Cavalier hotel, and the Delta Bayfront Suites. Valerie was so impressed with Virginia Beach and can’t wait to plan her meetings with us!

Monal Patel, Sales Manager at the Marriott and Valerie Gardner, NCSC

Amy Overstreet, Sales Manager VBCVB and Valerie Gardner, NCSC

Planning Meeting

Sally & Jamie recently met with The Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) and Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront to continue planning for the 2021 VSAE Annual Conference.


Pictured: Executive Director – Terry Monroe, Meetings Manager – Pamela Flynn, Marriott VB Oceanfront Senior Sales Manager Mary Kelly

Kelli Norman earns CDME Recertification

Originally certified in 2014, we are very proud to announce that Kelli Norman has been recertified as a Certified Destination Management Executive. The Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) is the tourism industry’s highest individual educational achievement. The CDME program prepares senior executives, who want to advance their careers to blend theory with experience and application of knowledge to help industry leaders thrive in a constantly changing environment. The program’s focus is on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies.