SAINT PAUL, Minn. – After nine years of leading Visit Saint Paul and the RiverCentre Authority as president and CEO, Terry Mattson will be leaving the organization when his contract ends in February of 2023.
“As a partner in driving growth and vitality for our city, we are grateful for Terry’s leadership and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.
Terry Mattson joined Visit Saint Paul as president and CEO in February of 2014, after serving for nearly 24 years in the equivalent role at Visit Duluth. During his tenure in Saint Paul, Terry led the organization through many iconic events and developments to market the city’s entertainment venues and businesses, from several years of Red Bull Crashed Ice to the new Ordway Concert Hall to the 2018 NFL Super Bowl.
“It has been an honor to serve as a champion for the great city of Saint Paul for nearly a decade,” said Mattson. “Even amidst unique and unprecedented challenges, I am proud of what we were able to achieve together.”
Visit Saint Paul will launch a search for a replacement immediately. Qualified candidates will be passionate about the capital city and ready to bring innovative and creative approaches to marketing, relationship building, and tourism as Saint Paul’s visitor numbers return to pre-pandemic levels.
“I am thankful for Terry’s leadership and vision, both of which have served Visit Saint Paul well,” said Visit Saint Paul Board Chair Liz Xiong. “I am looking forward to working with a new president and CEO, along with the outstanding convention sales, convention services, membership, marketing and administrative staff already in place, as we look to the exciting future of tourism in Saint Paul.”
About Visit Saint Paul
Visit Saint Paul is the official convention and visitors bureau for Minnesota's capital city of Saint Paul. Our mission is to generate economic growth for Saint Paul by effectively marketing the RiverCentre campus, Saint Paul, and the region as a preferred convention and tourism destination for all cultures and groups. For more information, visit VisitSaintPaul.com.