The Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau is home to a team dedicated to make your visit with us exceptional. From hosting your next big event, providing resources and accommodations, or promoting local attractions and businesses, we're here for you.
A thirty nine year veteran of the hospitality field, Dave has been the President and CEO of Real Racine, the County‘s official, accredited tourism agency, for the past 23 years. His career in tourism has included ski area marketing, campground and canoe livery operations, and destination marketing organization management in California and Utah, as well as Wisconsin.
Locally, he currently serves on the Racine Civic Centre Commission, the MetroGo southeast Wisconsin regional transit leadership council, the Racine Arts Council Board of Directors, the Fox River Water Trail Board and the Gateway Technical College Hospitality Management Advisory Board. He is also active in both the Destinations Wisconsin and Destinations International organizations.
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Cari oversees operations and volunteer coordination for
Real Racine-supported special events. Cari, who joined Real Racine in 2016, holds a degree in French and international business from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
At UW-GB, she participated in varsity track and field and cross-country. She is an avid 5k and 10k runner, a badminton enthusiast and a Les Mills certified Body Combat, Body Attack and CXWorx instructor. Cari and her husband, Randy, have a daughter, Ella.
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Brianna promotes Real Racine as a brand through social media outlets by sharing authentic experiences that can be had in Racine County. As a Racine County native, Brianna has a passion for finding hidden gems, highlighting local favorite businesses, and fun things to do for all types of travelers in her weekly blog posts.
Brianna is the co-founder of local grassroots initiative What's Up Racine, a program with a mission to make the city of Racine and surrounding cities a destination for young professionals, students, creatives and entrepreneurs. In her free time, Brianna also leads in event coordination for Racine's annual Young Professionals Week, and sits on the board of directors for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine and Kenosha Counties.
Peggy, a long-time Racine resident, enjoys greeting and assisting visitors at the Real Racine Visitors Center. You’ll very likely talk with her if you’re booking a summertime campsite at the county’s Cliffside or Sanders Parks.
Peggy also manages the Visitor Center’s extensive inventory of travel and tourism literature, fulfills requests for local and statewide travel information along with overseeing our wonderful volunteers.
Peggy and her husband Doug, enjoy traveling and spending time with their kids and grandchildren. An avid knitter, Peggy especially enjoys creating special gifts for her family and friends.
Jeffrey Van Lysal, Chair
Laura D'Amato, Vice Chair
Dave Titus, Treasurer
Ron Coutts, Past Chair
Hasan Ali, Kristen Beglinger, Dr. Art Cyr, Jonathon Delagrave, Bud Eastman, Jeff Hintz, Randy Isaacson, Lori Jaime, Kathy Lindbloom, Ralph Malicki, Doug Nelson, Eric Olesen, Ron Patel, Anna Marie Smetana, Jeff Towne