A former executive with the Arizona State Fair is the new head of Ventura’s Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Marlyss Auster is the new Executive Director of the agency, which tries to attract tourists, and conventions to the Ventura area. She was Assistant Executive Director of the Arizona State Fair. Before that, she managed convention sales with the Hyatt, and Renaissance hotel chains. Auster started her career in the hospitality field at a Ventura hotel.
She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of longtime bureau Executive Director Jim Luttjohann last summer.