Gayle Love Lee, CDME

Vice President of Partnership & Visitor Services

Before being named Vice President of Partnership & Visitor Services at the Cabarrus County CVB, Gayle Love Lee served as Executive Director at the Carolinas Roofing Association for three years. She brings over 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the hospitality industry ranging from representing large brand hotels and boutique conference centers to convention centers and special event planning.

Gayle has served on the board of Meeting Professionals International-Carolinas Chapter receiving the Pat on the Back Award during her term. She also served on the board of AENC Charlotte Chapter and chaired the first Customer Service Advisory Committee for the City of Winston-Salem.

Gayle also received her Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) certification, through Destinations International (DI) in August of 2016.

Sara Bair

Partnership Manager

Sara Bair joined the Cabarrus County CVB after completing an internship with the Special Events department at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Sara graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism and a specialization in Event Management. During her time at UF, Sara was part of the Tourism, Recreation & Sports Management Honor Society and traveled to New Zealand for a sustainable tourism study abroad program.

Sara began working at the Bureau in February 2017 as Partnership Coordinator and was promoted to Partnership Manager in May 2018. She is currently enrolled in the Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College program working towards the organization’s Travel Marketing Professional certification.