Visit Phoenix continues to welcome positive development in the meetings and convention industry with the hiring of Troy Karnoff  who has been named Director of National Accounts with the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Karnoff will be based in Chicago and whose primary focus will be to collaboratively generate new citywide convention opportunities for the destination.

Karnoff has over 10 years of hotel sales experience - most recently as part of Team San Jose as the Director of Midwest Region Sales. Prior to that, he was the Director of Midwest Region Hotel Sales for LA INC. The Los Angeles Convention and Visitor's Bureau and was with them since 2005 where he held various positions.

Prior to joining LA INC., he was Associate Director of Sales for the Hyatt Regency Orange County, where he actively promoted new products to increase local market share.  Preceding the Hyatt, Karnoff was with Marriott, where he was Assistant Director of Sales at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Midwest/Southeast group Senior Sales Manager at Los Angeles Airport Marriott and Market Sales Manager at Renaissance Los Angeles Hotel.