The mission of the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau is to support businesses who enhance consumer experiences and promote economic development through a coordinated marketing effort, defining Butler County, PA, as an exceptional place to live, work and visit.
Founded in 2002, The Board of Commissioners of Butler County has designated the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau as the official tourism promotion and development organization for Butler County, Pennsylvania. It is comprised of a variety of members including agritourism, fairs and festivals, golf, history, great outdooros, arts and culture, family fun, dining, shopping and accommodations.
The bureau is governed by a board of directors with various activities recommended and implemented by standing committees. The organization is funded by a county hotel tax, membership dues, state tourism matching grants and other cooperative programs.
The bureau creates an annual visitors guide as well as nearly a dozen specific target brochures in areas like golfing and shopping, plus three calendar brochures each year. The bureau’s staff can be contacted by calling 866-856-8444.
Board of Directors
Jackie Gillespie-Ralston, Chair
Pittsburgh Marriott North
Bob McCafferty, Vice-Chair
North Country Brewing Co.
Rodney Schaffer, Secretary
Con Yeager Spice Company
Wayne Conley, Treasurer
Armstrong Farms BnB
Moraine State Park
Bear Run Campground
Nicolette's Tailor Shop
Butler Arts Council
Butler Media Group
Jack Cohen, President
Leigh Baxter, Office Manager
Amy Pack, Director of Tourism Development
Paula J. Slomer, Graphic Arts Director
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Joey Hamilton, Membership Coordinator
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Sara DiBello, Marketing Coordinator
Sara graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2008, with a B.S. in Resort Recreation Management/Tourism and a minor in music. She began her time at BCTCB as an intern, the summer before her senior year of college. The staff just couldn’t say goodbye and let her stick around part-time while she completed school. Upon graduating, Sara was offered and gladly accepted a full-time position. If you visit the office, she’s the one with the suspiciously neat desk, too-conveniently located next to the kitchen.
Patti Jo Lambert, Public Relations
Roc Dornbrook, New Media Designer
Imported from Argentina, Roc has joined our team to help us improve not only how our website works, but also how it looks. Excited to help BCTCB move forward and into the digital world, Roc brings a smile and over 10 years of experience in website development and user experience, a background in advertsing, an extra language (spanish), and above all, technology that is up to date and ready for the future. Whenever he can he enjoys clicking everyone's buttons and making arguably smart remarks. He also own's a small coffee shop in neighboring Harmony called Wunderbar (shameless plug).
Ashley Lukan, Special Projects Coordinator
Ashley hails from Midway, PA. and graduated from Westminster College with a degree in public relations. She joined the amazing team at BCTCB in January 2012 as an intern. Since then she's worked on a variety of projects including social media, press tour planning, media relations, the Sports Marketing Initiative and others!