Boesche has served as Tourism Manager previously, where he was responsible for the German and Japan markets. “John performed exceptionally well in his former position and we are excited to see him in his new role as Director, Tourism Development,” said Janet Christopher, Vice President, Tourism at Visit Seattle. “His strong leadership skills, hospitality background and prior success at Visit Seattle make him an excellent fit for the position.” In his new role, Boesche will be managing important partnerships in Washington State and key international markets.

Boesche came to Visit Seattle with previous experience in the sports and hospitality industries. Formerly, he was the Operations Manager at the Seattle Sports Commission. Boesche is a Washington native who received a BA in Sports Management with a specialization in Business Administration from Washington State University.