Jarrod Finley Recognized as a “40 Under 40” Industry Leader by Connect Association Magazine

Jarrod Finley

Jarrod Finley, vice president of sales at San Diego Tourism Authority, was recognized as an industry leader in Connect Association magazine’s “40 Under 40” feature in the spring 2016 issue. Connect Association is a national, B2B magazine that provides resources and ideas to meeting professionals and planners in the association and specialty meetings and events industry.

“The individuals represented in our annual ‘40 Under 40’ represent what’s new and next in the association and specialty meetings industry,” says Chris Collinson, president of Connect. “They are the ones elevating the profession and moving it forward. We are honored to be able to present them in ‘The Next List’ feature.”

Jarrod was nominated by peers in the association and specialty meetings industry nationwide.   The Connect Association editorial staff reviewed and evaluated nominees based on references, industry involvement and other resources. An annual feature in Connect Association magazine, “40 Under 40” is neither driven by advertising nor is it connected with any promotional contest. The program honors young leaders who have earned respect from industry professionals and media.

We are thrilled to see Jarrod receive this recognition. Jarrod is a huge asset to our team at the San Diego Tourism Authority, and we’re honored to have him on board to support our mission to bring new and exciting meeting opportunities to the destination,” says Margie Sitton, senior vice president of sales at San Diego Tourism Authority.



These next-gen leaders will be recognized in front of their peers at Connect Marketplace in Grapevine, Texas, Aug. 25-27, 2016.

The entire list of recognized honorees and individual profiles can be found at connectyourmeetings.com/2016-40-under-40.

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