Sponsorship & Community Partnerships

Sonya Bradley Chief DEI & Community Relations Officer sbradley@visitsacramento.com
Karlee Cemo-McIntosh Director of Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement kcemo@visitsacramento.com 
Rachael Durling Destination Partnerships &
Community Engagement Manager
Josh Sepanski Sponsorship & Partnerships Coordinator jsepanski@visitsacramento.com

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Sonya Bradley Headshot
Sonya Bradley
Chief DEI & Community Relations Officer
Sonya Bradley Headshot

In April 2021, Sonya transitioned from serving as Visit Sacramento’s longtime Chief Marketing Officer to the Chief of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. This position was created specifically to address the organization’s commitment to taking actions and creating change when it comes to DEI within Visit Sacramento, the tourism industry in the Sacramento region and beyond.

As a 25-year veteran of the tourism industry, Sonya felt a deep, personal call to use her expertise, widespread relationships, and experiences to create a better path forward for people of color and other underrepresented people in her community to be part of Sacramento’s tourism industry. In this role, she is involved with all Visit Sacramento departments to ensure that DEI is brought to the forefront of every program and practice. Sonya shares and collaborates on best practices and continues to explore with peers around the country how tourism organizations can better incorporate DEI into daily operations.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University and a Master of Science from San Jose State University. She serves on various committee and Boards, including CalTravel, Destinations International, DMA West, and a Sacramento non-profit that focuses on youth and family. She’s a self-described nerd who enjoys reading (especially true crime), armchair decorating, traveling, spending time with family, going to baseball games and hacking around a golf course.

Karlee Cemo-McIntosh
Karlee Cemo-McIntosh
Director of Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement
Karlee Cemo-McIntosh

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.

Rachael Durling Headshot
Rachael Durling
Destination Partnerships & Community Engagement Manager
Rachael Durling Headshot

A 2018 addition to Visit Sacramento, Rachael Durling loves her current role working with local partners. She has also worked closely in the Convention Sales and Services space and uses her creative and collaborative mind helping other Visit Sacramento 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, funky shoes, any kind of pickle, and believes that pineapple belongs on pizza. 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 children that call her mom, and the Rottweiler who just slobbers.

Josh Sepanski
Josh Sepanski
Sponsor & Partner Coordinator
Josh Sepanski

Josh supports the Sponsorship and Community Partnerships team with first class client service for Visit Sacramento collaborators, management of sponsorship elements and assets, and event execution. 

With a degree in Public Relations/Marketing from Sacramento State, Josh brings a background in PR, marketing, and consumer relations, including experience with top brands such as the Sacramento Kings and the American Cancer Society. He enjoys creative work as expressed in a personal growing videography business, Joshua Sepanski Media, and production of a recent Sacramento Bee article exposing domestic abuse. 

True to his love for the Sacramento Kings, Josh’s must-see recommendation for visitors is to be sure to catch a glimpse of The Beam at the downtown Golden 1 Center when the Kings claim a gameday victory.