|Sarah Atilano||Chief of Strategy & Market Growthfirstname.lastname@example.org
Chief of Strategy & Market Growth
Sarah serves as the strategic leader of the Convention Sales and Services team. Sarah oversees the development, implementation and monitoring of all sales strategies to ensure Visit Sacramento’s sales goals are achieved. Sarah’s career in the hospitality industry started in 1993 at an independently owned hotel in Folsom, CA. In 1999, Sarah moved to the San Francisco bay area to work for Hilton Hotels Worldwide and spent the rest of her hotel career with Hilton prior starting with Visit Sacramento at the end of 2010.
A Sacramento native with an undeniable passion for the city, Karlee has been part of the Visit Sacramento team since 2015, overseeing Sacramento365 and has played a key role in marketing strategies for the organization. She helps to lead destination development at Visit Sacramento, which includes the partnership and sponsorship team.
Prior to joining Visit Sacramento, Karlee served as the Director of Marketing for a local law firm and managed the marketing for two start-ups.
She has a Bachelor's degree from San Diego State University in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Journalism, Sociology, Television and Film.
These days, Karlee’s free time involves a lot of watching Sesame Street and picking up baby toys on the floor. She and her husband Eric welcomed their first child, Poppy, in April 2020.
A 2018 addition to Visit Sacramento, Rachael Durling loves her current role in Partnerships. She has also worked closely with the Sales and Services team and uses her creative and collaborative mind helping other teams as well. If you know Rachael, you know that she always goes the extra mile in everything she does, priding herself in the small details. She is a lover of all things art and imagination and in her spare time, you can either find her with a camera in her hand, listening to true crime podcasts, crafting something awesome or performing and watching live theater. Although she has many accomplishments, her biggest ones by far are the four children who call her mom.