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Keith Backsen, CDME
Executive Director
Visit Omaha

Keith Backsen has nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality and convention industry, having worked in Portland, Dallas, Chicago and Spokane before accepting the Executive Director position with Visit Omaha in July of 2015. As a member of the Omaha Mayor’s cabinet, Keith works with key city leaders to develop, enhance and promote Omaha as a tourism destination.  In 2013 he received his Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) accreditation. Keith is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and past President of PCMA’s Pacific Northwest Chapter. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Destinations International. Keith is also a member of various national and local boards and committees related to tourism and destination development.