Ray Valles

Raymond Valles

National Account Executive
 

What year did you start at VISIT Milwaukee?
2023

What is your industry organization involvement?
MPI, PCMA, IAEE

What is your favorite/most inspirational thing about your job?
Being able to meet new people from around the world!

Why are you passionate about your market segment?
Being able to introduce Milwaukee to areas of the country who may have never thought of our community as an option to host their events.

What is your personal background?
I am a graduate of Texas Tech University RHIM program (Restaurant Hotel and Instituational Management). I interned with Disney while in college and then recruited for them for 3 years. After graduation I began my career in hotels with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and worked in Austin, Vail, Orlando, New York, Whistler, and Maui. Then I moved back to Texas where I was with my hometown CVB Visit El Paso as their remote Sales Manager prior to joining the team here in Milwaukee.

What is something fun about you?
I’m just…fun 😊

What are some "can't miss" Milwaukee experiences?
THE FOOD.

If you could only eat one Milwaukee staple food forever, what would it be?
Cheese curds…is there another answer?

What is your favorite Milwaukee tradition?
Summerfest!

What is your favorite Milwaukee "fun fact"?
The public museum has the largest dinosaur head!