Barbara BalagurasVisit Orlando has hired Barbara Balaguras as Senior National Account Executive. Balaguras comes to Visit Orlando with vast experience in destination sales and marketing, most recently with Choose Chicago as director of corporate sales. Her 20-plus years of experience also includes positions at several hotels in Chicago in sales and marketing, including Hyatt, Marriott and the Sheraton.

Balaguras is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Society for Inventive Travel Excellence (SITE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).