Please join Tourism Richmond and I in extending best wishes to Brenda who is retiring April 6th.  Brenda has been an esteemed team member for 15 years – her great experience, commitment and contributions to our organization will be missed. 

We wish Brenda all the best as she pursues time with family, friends and other interests.

Allen Chen
Tourism Richmond Team Member
Chief Marketing Officer

A Message from Brenda Besler

Dear Team Richmond,

Fifteen years ago, I thought working at Tourism Richmond would be a good stepping stone as I re-entered the job market after six years of being a stay-at-home mom.

What I didn’t foresee was the tourism industry's ability to attract and retain a lot of amazing people, and connecting with you has been a wonderful, enriching experience.

I will take away fond memories of the Christmas parties we hosted at London Heritage Farm (until we outgrew that venue), and our Industry Luncheons, where I always got the best task of all the staff: welcoming you to our event. I will always cherish - and miss - the many memorable conversations, and great programs we worked on together. Thank you.

Brenda Besler
Tourism Richmond Team Member