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Explore Victoria Staff

Joel Novosad - Director

Joel Novosad - Director

Phone: 361-485-3117
As CVB Director, Joel is responsible for promoting the city as a destination to leisure, group and sports travel and overseeing the organization and implementation of Victoria’s largest free festival, Bootfest. Joel has over 8 years of experience in the destination marketing and hotel industries. He had previously served as the Marketing Representative for the Convention & Visitors Bureau since January 2012 and was promoted to CVB Director in October 2016.
 
Nancy Brittain - Marketing Manager

Nancy Brittain - Marketing Manager

Phone: 361-485-3118
Nancy has been with Explore Victoria Texas since 2013. She brings to the team more than 21 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry including 13 years on the advertising side of tourism. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Arkansas and has been awarded the Certified Tourism Executive certification by the Texas Travel Alliance. She is a native Arkansan, who was born and raised in the "Rice and Duck Capital" of the world. Just don't ask her to call ducks!
 
Bridgette Postel - Guest Services Specialist

Bridgette Postel - Guest Services Specialist

Phone: 361-485-3116
As a native of Victoria, Bridgette feels it is a great place not only to visit but also to raise a family. Her job is to share all things Victoria with visitors that come into the center. The culture, sports, outdoor adventures, live music and live theatre scene are so much more than travelers expect. They leave the office eager to Explore Victoria and she reminds them, “Well it is easy to sell something you love and I love Victoria”
 
Kristen Kopecky - Group Sales & Services Manager

Kristen Kopecky - Group Sales & Services Manager

Phone: 361-485-3119
Kristen is a graduate of Texas A&M University-College Station where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences with an emphasis in Tourism Management. She joined the Victoria Convention and Visitors Bureau in July of 2017 where she is responsible for managing all sales efforts, supporting all incoming groups and showcasing Victoria as the ultimate meetings and events destination. She loves the rich history this region has to offer and the close proximity to saltwater fishing. Call or email her today to see how you and your groups can explore the great city of Victoria!
 
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Explore Victoria Texas, the Victoria Convention & Visitors Bureau, is a department of the
City of Victoria, TX Municipal Government.
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