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Courtney S. Ries

Vice President, Destination Branding and Strategy
Meet Minneapolis
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Courtney S. Ries is the Vice President of Destination Branding and Strategy at Meet Minneapolis, the city’s tourism board. In her role, Courtney oversees the marketing, communications and public relations and partnership departments.

Prior to her return to the region, Courtney oversaw the $10 million annual marketing budget for Travel Portland, the tourism board in Portland, Oregon. During her tenure, she also led the city’s Downtown Marketing Initiative, focusing on improving the economy and vitality of the city’s core through strategic development, advocacy, programming, activation and events.

Courtney holds a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago.