John Poole joins Cabarrus CVB as new lead of Sales and Services Team

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CONCORD, NC (April 28, 2016) — The Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes John Poole as Senior Vice President of Sales and Services. Poole joins the CCCVB with a vast background and more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry including sales, management, marketing and operations.

“John’s experience in the hospitality industry is a tremendous asset to our organization, and we look forward to reaching new heights with him on board,” said Donna Carpenter, President and CEO of the Cabarrus County CVB.

Returning to the area after managing an eight-room bed and breakfast and fine dining restaurant in Maine for three years, Poole previously held the position of Director of Sales & Marketing at Great Wolf Lodge Charlotte/Concord. He has also held several other positions in sales and marketing across the country and abroad at resorts and hotels in Canada, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Charleston, SC and Grand Mound, WA.

A native of Ontario and longtime Vancouver, BC resident, Poole is a graduate of New Brunswick College. He also received an Associate’s Degree from San Diego Golf Academy and has completed several hospitality programs with Westin Hotels and Resorts and Orient Express Hotels & Resorts.

In this role, Poole leads the department’s efforts to promote and sell Cabarrus County as a destination for meetings and conventions while supporting the operational and hospitality needs of those clients by providing group services offered by the Cabarrus County CVB.


About the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau
As a destination marketing organization, the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau is dedicated to promoting Cabarrus County as a visitor destination and enhancing the complete visitor experience. We also represent and support the interests of the local tourism industry and promote public awareness of the importance of tourism. For more information, visit our website ( or find us on Facebook (, Twitter and Instagram (@SpeedCityUSA).

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Julie Hinson, TMP
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