The latest edition of our “From the Desk of…” series is a spotlight Q&A with Brittany Roh, sales manager for Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events. Brittany has a background in meetings sales and started with the sports tourism office in mid-2021. Not only is she a full-time sales pro but she is the office’s resident baker. Read on to learn about Brittany’s love for selling the beach!
Q: How did you get started in the hospitality industry?
A: I started in the hospitality business at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear as a pastry connoisseur. An opportunity in the sales department became available, and I made the career shift.
Q: When did you start at Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events? What drew you to the organization?
A: I started working with Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events in March 2021. I worked closely with the tourism department in Mobile with my previous job, and when this opportunity presented itself, I couldn’t pass up a change of scenery like the Gulf Coast. I mean, who wouldn’t want to come to the beach every day and call it work?!
Q: What is the best part of your job? Why?
A: The very best part of my job is the welcoming environment I get to work in every day. People down here aren’t just people; they are family.
Q: Why should sports and event planners work with CVBs/sports tourism organizations?
A: CVBs and sports tourism organizations are a great source when you bring an event to the area. We can point you in the right direction for local resources, grant opportunities, welcome bags for participants and potential on-site event assistance.
Q: What sets Gulf Shores and Orange Beach apart as a great sports/events destination?
A: Orange Beach and Gulf Shores have not only some of the most beautiful beaches on the coast, but our sports facilities are top-notch. Both cities are also committed to upgrading and improving!
Now for a little destination fun...
- Favorite breakfast/brunch spot: Sunliner Diner
- Favorite lunch location: Tacky Jacks
- Favorite restaurant for a special celebration: Ginny Lane Bar & Grill
- Favorite family fun restaurant: The Gulf
- Favorite place to snag a deal: Tanger Outlets
- Favorite place for date night: Cobalt the Restaurant
- Favorite spot for live music: Flora-Bama
- Favorite activity: Laying on the beach drinking a bushwhacker
- Favorite place to shop: The Wharf
- Which do you prefer – sunset or sunrise?: Sunrise
Contact Brittany today at [email protected] to get started planning your next sporting or major leisure event. Learn more about how Brittany can go to work for sports and event planners by checking out our complimentary services, including a comprehensive marketing toolkit.