Chief Operating Officer, Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
Tom Kaiden is the Chief Operating Officer of the Visit Alexandria, where he is responsible for strategy, research, partnerships, finance and administration. Prior to joining Visit Alexandria, Tom was with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, serving as its President from 2010-2013 and Chief Operating Officer from 2001-2010. Tom has presented on the economic and social impact of culture and collaborative cultural marketing at numerous national and regional forums.
Prior to joining the Cultural Alliance, Tom was the Executive Director of the Stowe (Vermont) Area Association, where he helped grow four-season revenue to the point where summer and fall now exceed winter. Previously, he served as the Director of Planning and New Business Development for S&S Worldwide, a catalog marketing firm serving health care and education institutions. He began his marketing career in product management with the Travel Related Services Division of American Express. He holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BA in economics from the University of Connecticut.