Tammy Blount-Canavan, FCDME

President & CEO
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tammy_BlountTammy Blount is a tourism professional with a career of nearly 30 years, starting in the hotel industry in her home city of Vancouver, BC to her current role as the President and CEO of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau.  

Tammy’s career has included participation in a variety of state, regional and national tourism initiatives leading to her current place on the Executive Committee of Destinations International, the international trade association for destination organizations. Tammy will be Destinations International's Chair in 2017-18, only the fifth woman to do so in more than 100 years. She serves on Visit California’s CEO Destinations Council, Marketing Committee and International Committee.  Tammy was recently recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry, one of the top 25 Most Influential Women in the industry, and as 2015 CEO of the Year.

Her background includes the executive leadership position as CEO of the Tacoma Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau where she was also the architect and inaugural Chair of the Washington Tourism Alliance.  Tammy was also on the leadership team of Tourism Vancouver for more than a decade.  

She holds Fellow Certified Destination Marketing Executive (FCDME) certification and in addition to spending every day focused on driving visitation for Monterey County, she also seeks ways to support the overall development and enhancement of the community she serves.