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2016's 40 Under 40: Nyomi Villafranca, CTA, CMP

Nyomi Villafranca Visit HoustonNyomi Villafranca, CTA, CMP 30, National Account Executive VisitHouston, Houston How I got here: “I started in the industry in college with the City of Bryan (Texas) Parks and Recreation Department planning the annual Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in communications and recreation parks and tourism science, I worked for Hilton Houston North and InterContinental Hotel Houston. I joined the VisitHouston team in 2012 with more than six years of planning experience.”

Superstar stat: Villafranca has booked 76,000 room nights in the Greater Houston area, focusing on business that can fit in one hotel.

Looking forward to: “In November 2015, I was promoted to the citywide destination sales team. With $1.5 billion worth of renovations taking place at our campus, I am excited to book a citywide group.”