Angela Val will join Tempest's growing team as Chief Operating Officer effective June 30.
PHILADELPHIA (June 17, 2021) – Tempest – an integrated agency that helps Destination Marketing Organizations strengthen their local communities – today announced that Angela Val will join its growing team as Chief Operating Officer effective June 30. In this role, Val will be responsible for supporting the internal and external growth of the organization as Tempest continues to help destinations around the world welcome back travelers through powerful digital solutions including website development, cloud software and marketing. Val will also continue in her role 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.
Val joins Tempest with nearly two decades of experience in the destination marketing industry. Most recently, 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. Prior to joining the PHLCVB, Val was the Deputy Executive Director of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC). Val also previously 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.
"Destination Marketing Organizations play a critical role in the travel recovery and making a positive impact in local communities. Travel is the driving force of the overall economic recovery,” said Alex Heimann, CEO of Tempest. “I believe Angela Val – with her robust industry experience and remarkable vision – is the perfect person to help guide the growth of our expanding team as we support the needs of our partners through this travel surge and beyond.”
Val added “It’s an honor to join a team that not only shares my passion for travel and tourism but prioritizes and deeply values its people and partnerships. Over the past year, we have learned that tourism is so much more than simply traveling – it is crucial to the strength of our local and national economy. With a deep understanding of the industry and its potential coming out of COVID-19, I was drawn to Tempest’s commitment to creating long-term partner relationships and being a part of the transformation of destination marketing through the work they deliver every day. I look forward to building upon Tempest’s success thus far as we continue to expand our impact and our team.”
Upon officially taking on the role as COO, Val will oversee the growth of the Tempest internal team as it continues to open career opportunities and significantly increase the size of its staff over the next year.
For more information about Tempest, please visit www.tempest.im.
Tempest is a full-service agency partnering with tourism organizations around the world to support destination organization growth and vibrancy through providing web, marketing, and cloud software products and services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Tempest operates offices in Tucson, AZ, and Minneapolis, MN. For more information, visit www.tempest.im.