Gus Martinez joins Meet Chicago Northwest as Director of Sales

Schaumburg, IL (September 2, 2021) — Meet Chicago Northwest, the official destination marketing organization for Chicago’s northwest suburbs, has selected Gus Martinez to lead the organization’s sales effort as the Director of Sales.

Martinez joins the Chicago Northwest team as the Director of Sales managing a team of three sales account executives and handling the professional association markets in Metro-DC as well as the cultural markets nationwide. An eighteen-year veteran of the hospitality industry, he most recently worked with Maritz Global Events as a National Account Manager. His experience in the convention and visitor bureau world began as a Regional Director of Sales for Cincinnati USA and then on to Visit Milwaukee where he spent six years working as the Convention Sales and Diversity Manager.

“We are very excited to have Gus on our team. He is a dynamic sales professional with strong hospitality sales experience. We are confident he will be able to lead our sales effort through these challenging times and contribute to the success of our region’s hospitality recovery,” said Heather Larson, President of Meet Chicago Northwest.

Martinez is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Marketing. He also earned his Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University. Martinez was born and raised in Chicago.

About Meet Chicago Northwest
Meet Chicago Northwest is the official destination marketing organization for eight vibrant and sophisticated communities. Conveniently located on the northwest edge of Chicago and offering destination amenities including 63 hotels with 10,000 guest rooms, over 25 major attractions and more than 400 restaurants. The organization’s mission is to make a positive economic impact by marketing and selling the region to groups and individual travelers. Information about Meet Chicago Northwest is available at


Meet Chicago Northwest Media Contact
Heather Larson, CMP
P: 847-278-3446

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