Chief Sales Officer, Visit Orlando
Mike Waterman became Chief Sales Officer for Visit Orlando in August 2019. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB), also known as Visit Houston. The hospitality veteran has more than 30 years in the industry and started his career in Orlando.
Mike launched his career at Marriott International, where he last served as Vice President of sales for the Western region overseeing 100 properties, including a grouping of Marriott hotels in Los Angeles’ convention district known as L.A. Live. Mike held a series of executive positions with Marriott International during his 26 years with them. Orlando is the 14th city that Mike has lived in since graduation from the University of New Hampshire. His wife Bridget and three boys reside in Winter Park, Florida.