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Vice President Laura Whisler steps down to be a stay-at-home mom.
Vice President Laura Whisler steps down to be a stay-at-home mom.

CVB undergoes staff shake-up

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The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau underwent a staff shake-up effecting multiple people.

The largest switch was the organization’s vice president, according to a news release.

Laura Whisler, who started with the CVB in 2002 as communications coordinator and climbed the ladder to vice president, worked her last day May 19. She stepped down to be a stay-at-home mom.

Additionally, Finance and Administration Manager Karen Smith will retire in June after working for the CVB since 1999. Shelly Grauberger, a CVB staffer since 2005 and most recently marketing coordinator, will take over for Smith, according to the release.

Other changes were:
    •    Sean Dixon, who was promoted to marketing director from interactive media manager;
    •    Steve Ross moving to assistant marketing director from graphic designer; and
    •    Tonia Castaneda of Ozarks Public Broadcasting, who was hired as marketing assistant.

Nonprofit marketing agency CVB is tasked with improving the local economy through travel and tourism growth, according to the release.

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