SACRAMENTO,CA-The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Klegseth as Partner Development Manager. In this position he is responsible for creating strong partnerships with businesses in the Sacramento area to support the mission of the SCVB.

Klegseth is a graduate of Oregon State University where he also spent 11 years serving in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. As Assistant Athletic Director, Joe was a member of the senior management team and was responsible for the implementation of marketing strategies and event planning for over 170 athletic and special events per year.

"Joe has a tremendous background in marketing and building strong partnerships," said Steve Hammond, president & CEO of the SCVB. "We are excited to leverage Joe's strategic partnership expertise to form new business relationships that will ultimately help to increase the visitor count to Sacramento."

Following Oregon State, Klegseth launched a creative marketing firm in Portland, Oregon and worked with such clients as Nike, the University of Louisville and the University of Alabama. His firm also provided marketing support for an internet startup company with the founders of & Blockbuster.

Most recently, Klegseth has been working as a marketing consultant for companies such as the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the Chico Chamber of Commerce and the Golden Baseball League. Klegseth also served on the 2009-10 board of directors for the Chico Economic Planning Corporation (CEPCO) and was a member of the Job Creation Committee.