Berkeley W Young
Berkeley W Young has 20+ years of travel/tourism marketing and management experience including destination marketing and hotel management. Young travel industry career started when he served as the Executive Director of a convention and visitor’s bureau and chamber of commerce in the mountains of North Carolina. Then, Young was hired as Director of Sales and quickly promoted to General Manager of a large golf resort managed by Interstate Hotels Corporation. Young was Vice-President of Randall Travel Marketing from 1998 to 2004 conducting research for DMOs throughout the United States. He opened Young Strategies in November 2004 focusing on strategic planning and research for destination marketing organizations. Young’s experience as a hotelier and a DMO director uniquely qualifies him to address the issues facing destination marketing and development. Young is known for his consensus building, active listening and thoughtful consideration when developing strategic plans for communities. Young is a top rated speaker at regional and national conferences.