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
- Kathy Allen
Armstrong Farms BnB
- Larry Berg
- Jake Weiland
Moraine State Park
- Todd Wehr
Bear Run Campground
- Nicolette Tolomeo-Germain
Nicolette's Tailor Shop
- Ed Wadding
Butler Arts Council
- Vicky Hinterberger
Butler Media Group
- Jack Cohen, President
- Leigh Baxter, Office Manager
- Amy Pack, Director of Tourism Development
- Paula J. Slomer, Marketing and Media Manager
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- Joey Hamilton, Membership Coordinator
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- Sara DiBello, Communications and 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.
- Patti Jo Lambert, Public Relations
- Roc Dornbrook, Web Designer and Developer
After moving to the US from Argentina in 2005, Roc joined our team to improve and expand the website. Roc brings a smile and over 10 years of experience in website design and development, a background in advertsing and an extra language (spanish). He enjoys constantly clicking everyone's buttons and making arguably smart remarks. He also owns and runs a cute little coffee shop called Wunderbar.
- Ashley Lukan, Tourism Development 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!