Profile

Ned Blair

Visit Charlotte

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Bio

With over fifteen years in the hospitality industry I have been able to build a diverse background, which has given me the opportunity to work with many industry professionals, hoteliers and meeting planners alike.

Originally from Winston Salem, NC, I began my hospitality career in Virginia at Mountain Lake Hotel, which was made famous from the movie classic Dirty Dancing. In the spring of 2001 I relocated to Delaware, which is where I called home until the Spring of 2012. During my career I have directed sales efforts for a 2400 acre mountain resort, an oceanfront convention hotel and a third tier Convention and Visitors Bureau. I have also served as the Director of Hotel Sales for Dover Downs Hotel and Casino and in the winter of 2008 I joined Hyatt Hotels and Resorts as an Associate Director of Sales. In May 2010 I joined the Delaware State Tourism Office as the Tourism Development Leader for Meetings and Conventions and in March 2012, I was given the opportunity to move back home to North Carolina and today I am a Senior National Sales Manager for the sales team at Visit Charlotte.

I have had the privilege to serve as a Committee Chair for the PMPI (Meeting Professional International, Potomac Chapter) and PAMPI (Meeting Professional International, Pennsylvania Chapter). From 2006-2008, I served as a Board Director for PMPI and in 2011-2012 I served as a Board Director for PAMPI.

My goals in life are to work hard, create an excellent reputation within the hospitality industry and push myself to the highest level of professionalism that I can; all while maintaining a good work life balance.

Primary Industry Served

  • Convention Centers / Convention Bureaus / Chambers