Board of Directors
Marie Sueing is the Vice President of Multicultural Community Relations for the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation (NCVC). In this role, her efforts include increasing convention and tourism sales for the city and enhancing community relations and perception by promoting Nashville’s diverse offerings through product development and events. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Marie moved south to attend Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Since then, she has served in a variety of hospitality roles over the last thirty years in Atlanta, Memphis and Nashville. Prior to joining the NCVC in 2006, she gained invaluable industry experience in hotel sales and operations with Marriott International, Gaylord Opryland, and Starwood Hotels Worldwide, respectively. In recent years, Nashville’s hospitality community has grown to a $7 billion dollar industry. Diversity in all areas is critical to the city’s continued success as a welcoming destination for all. Marie’s recent features in several news articles and news media programs speak to the importance of the NCVC’s role in promotion of Nashville’s rich history, culture and entertainment offerings locally, nationally and internationally.
A member of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals and Religious Conference Manager Assn, Marie also serves on the boards of the National Museum of African American Music (serving on several committees), the Nashville Children’s Theatre, and From the Heart International Education Foundation. Her community engagement, support and committee work on behalf of the NCVC is extensive, including (but not limited to) organizations and events such as the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet (NAACP Life Member), Urban League of Middle TN Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon, Nashville Jazz Workshop Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Fisk Jubilee Singers Annual Spring Sing, St. Jude Spirit of the Dream, and festivals and events representing a variety of cultures that take place around the city throughout the year. She serves on TSU’s John Merritt Classic, Women of Legend and Merit Gala and Homecoming committees, in addition to assisting and promoting other HBCUs in various efforts. Her focus in these areas allow her to continue to help develop and promote new initiatives that further highlight Nashville’s diversity to visitors and locals alike.