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Norfolk tourism group taps new leader

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The Norfolk Convention and Visitors Bureau (VisitNorfolk) announced on Friday it named Kurt J. Krause as president and CEO of the nonprofit effective Jan. 7.

Krause will take over for Sam Rogers, who has been interim president and chief executive officer since Jan. 8, 2018.

VIsistNorfolk is the official destination marketing nonprofit for the City of Norfolk.

Krause most recently worked as managing director for hotel openings including The Main Hilton in Norfolk, the Oceanfront Hilton in Virginia Beach, The Cavalier in Virginia Beach and the Oceanfront Marriott in Virginia Beach, according to a news release. Krause is a native of Arlington and a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Krause also worked as vice president of business affairs at Virginia Tech and as the senior adviser and executive director for consumer advocacy for the Transportation Security Administration.

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