Speaker: Tom Loftus

Tom Loftus

Chief Marketing Officer, VisitPITTSBURGH

Tom Loftus is chief marketing officer of VisitPITTSBURGH and works to capitalize on the strength of the organization’s marketing, digital marketing and communications departments.

Loftus joined VisitPITTSBURGH as vice president of communications in 2015, and brought with him more than 30 years of strategic public relations, marketing, media relations and crisis communications experience, from five different industries.

Loftus has significant experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. From 1992-2002, he was the director of corporate communications for Pittsburgh-based Interstate Hotels Corporation, which managed more than 300 hotels worldwide. He created an internal and external corporate communications department for Interstate, as well as initiating communications strategies as the hotel company went through an IPO, spin-off and merger.

Loftus has also worked in the legal, manufacturing, public utility and spaceflight industries in a variety of marketing and public relations positions.