For Immediate Release

For More Information, Contact:
Amanda Koone, Director of Communications
Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau
(830) 997-6523    

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas --- The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau welcomed a trio of new staff recently, including Group Sales and Service Associate Taylor Young and Destination Experience Specialists Shannon Hudson and Alejandra Gibson.

Young will assist in promoting Fredericksburg and Gillespie County as a group travel destination, specifically for weddings and reunions as well as corporate and association gatherings. Originally from Emory, Texas, Young earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism and a minor in Sports Management from Texas A&M University. She comes to the FCVB, after three and half years as an Event Manager at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. Young enjoys attending Texas A&M sporting events, creating memories with her family, especially her niece and nephew, and being outdoors to explore the beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

Hudson and Gibson will welcome visitors, local partners and residents to the Visitor Information Center and provide information on Fredericksburg and Gillespie County attractions, restaurants, lodging, current events and more.

Hudson comes to the FCVB from the National Museum of the Pacific War where she had worked since 2014 and was most recently the Facility Rental Manager. Growing up in Southlake, Texas, Hudson has lived in Gillespie County since 1996. Hudson earned a computer science degree from Tarrant County Junior College and enjoys reading, history and camping with friends and family.

Born in Michigan, Gibson has lived in Fredericksburg for eight years. Previously, she worked in corporate sales and customer service roles for various industries, including most recently with Constellation NewEnergy as a National Account Manager in Houston. Gibson, earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and enjoys spending time with friends who are visiting her in Fredericksburg. She is also an avid figure skater having competed in competitions around the world.

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The mission of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau is to market Fredericksburg and Gillespie County as a premier travel destination on the regional, national and international stage thereby creating a positive impact on the local economy and the quality of life here.