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    Bill Freehling  
    Director, Economic Development and Tourism
    Angela Freeman
    Business Development Manager 

      

    Bill Freehling 2017Bill Freehling was named Fredericksburg's Director of Economic Development and Tourism in late 2016. He previously served for two and a half years as Fredericksburg's Assistant Director for Economic Development, focusing on business recruitment and expansion. Bill came to the City following a 10-year stint as a reporter with The Free Lance-Star newspaper in Fredericksburg. For the last seven years of that decade he covered local business, giving him a firm understanding of the opportunities in place for the City of Fredericksburg and a large network of area business contacts. Bill got his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University and his master’s degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in downtown Fredericksburg with his wife and two children.  

     

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    Angela Freeman 2017

    Angela Freeman is the City’s Business Development Manager. Ms. Freeman is a graduate of Hampton University, with a bachelor’s of science degree in business management. She worked for 10 years in the City of Hampton’s Economic Development office, focusing on business recruitment. She spent the past five years working for a government contractor in Dumfries. As Business Development Manager, Angela’s primary responsibility is working with developers, commercial real estate brokers and prospects to bring new businesses and projects to the City of Fredericksburg. 

     

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    Danelle Rose
    Visitor Center Manager
    Victoria Matthews
    Tourism Sales Manager

       

    Danelle Rose 2017Danelle Rose is the Visitor Center Manager for the City of Fredericksburg. Danelle joined the department in December 2013 as office manager. She was promoted to Visitor Center Manager in Spring 2017. In that role, Danelle manages the day-to-day operations of the Visitor Center, handles the department’s social media efforts and collaborates with the City’s regional tourism partners on efforts to attract visitors. Danelle joined the City following a 14-year career as a general manager in the restaurant industry and a strong background in customer service. Danelle has a B.A. in psychology and information systems from Mount Union University in Alliance, Ohio.   

     
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    Victoria Matthews 2017Victoria Matthews is the Tourism Sales Manager for the City of Fredericksburg Her mission is to increase travel-related taxable sales through the attraction of planners interested in bringing meetings, conventions and reunions to the Fredericksburg region.. Victoria joined the City of Fredericksburg in September 2006 as a part-time tourism sales employee and was promoted to Tourism Sales Manager in February 2017. Previous to city employment, Victoria was a meeting planner in Northern Virginia for a national trade association. She has been in the meeting-planning industry since 1998. Victoria is a graduate of Lynchburg College and the University of Vienna with a B.A. in International Relations and German.

       

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    Amy Peregoy
    Economic Development Specialist  

    Clint Manning

    Tourism Product & Event Developer

      

    Amy Peregoy 2017Amy Peregoy is the Economic Development Specialist for the City of Fredericksburg. Amy is focused on business and property owner relationships, assisting prospects, supporting the Economic Development Authority (EDA) as the Assistant Secretary and Grant Administrator, overseeing the Economic Development website to include the Property Search feature, marketing and graphic design projects for the city. She joined the department in May 2011 after 18 years with Silver Companies’ commercial division. Amy is a graduate of the local Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Fredericksburg program and is a member of the Leadership Fredericksburg Alumni Association. Amy attended the Business and Accounting Curriculum at Germanna Community College and continues to expand her professional expertise through certified educational programs and seminars.

     

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    Clint Manning 2017Clint Manning is Tourism Product & Event Developer for the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, which he joined in early 2017. Clint’s position is a hybrid role that contains elements of both economic development and tourism. He assists with recruitment/development efforts involving tourism-related projects, works to develop new large events (sporting, culinary, film, arts, etc.) in the City, and helps to improve City amenities through public-private partnerships. Originally from Barbados, Clint has been in Fredericksburg since 2015, remotely operating two tourism representation firms he launched during a four-year stint in Brazil. Fluent in Portuguese, Clint was responsible for all the meeting and event planning, marketing, business development, and contracting of his international clientele throughout Brazil. He was previously Sales & Marketing Manager of a five-property Caribbean resort chain, where he specialized in attracting group business and participated in a plethora of international tourism trade shows. Clint attended Limestone College in South Carolina on a tennis scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Sports Management. He also has a Master of Education degree in Marketing and Sport Administration from the University of Miami in Florida.

     

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    Barbara Doniel
    Administrative Support Specialist
     

    Barbara DonielBarbara Doniel serves as an Administrative Support Specialist for the Director of Economic Development and Tourism.  Barbara provides support to the staff, routes telephone calls, greets visitors and provides general information.  She works closely with the Visitor Center Manager and staff to include reconciling point of sales, credit card transactions, reimbursements for ticket sales, and transfer of funds for various accounts.  Barbara maintains and handles payments for account payables, employee credit card accounts, compiles and submits payroll for the department.  She is also responsible for weekly and monthly financial reports.
      

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