Board of Directors
Connie W. Kinnard is Vice President of Multicultural Tourism & Development for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Ms. Kinnard leads the department’s efforts to promote the multicultural neighborhoods, attractions and events in Miami. She also supports convention/travel sales initiatives in securing business. The Multicultural & Tourism department not only leads efforts internally, but under Connie’s new leadership, the department spearheads external business development programs in the heritage neighborhoods for tourism capacity building along with a cultural program called Art of Black Miami. Art of Black Miami is a marketing platform that highlights all forms of art in Miami that touches the African Diaspora. Connie has worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years and holds a master’s degree in Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Tennessee State University. She is active with numerous civic/service organizations and has served on various professional boards throughout her career to include Destinations International (Foundation Board), Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce, Nashville City Club, Christian Community Services Inc. and NMAAM to name a few. Connie moved to Miami in 2015 and loves promoting the culture and diversity found in the 305. Prior to joining the GMCVB, Ms. Kinnard worked for the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation for 19 years and held the position of SVP of Multicultural Sales & Development. The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is near and dear to her heart as she was part of its evolution in the early phase of the project. Connie is still involved and currently serves as a board member. She also served administratively as the museum foundation’s chief operating officer respectively from 2003-2008 in addition to and but in tandem with her responsibilities at the NCVC.