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

     

    Bill Freehling ImageBill 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 FreemanAngela 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 will be working with developers, commercial real estate brokers and prospects to bring new businesses and projects to the City of Fredericksburg. Business recruitment is one of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s top priorities, and Angela is well-equipped to spearhead the effort.

     

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    Danelle Rose
    Visitor Center Manager
    Victoria Matthews
    Tourism Sales Manager

    Danelle Rose March 2017Danelle A. Rose is the Visitor Center Manager for the City of Fredericksburg's Department of Economic Development and Tourism.  Danelle joined the department in December, 2013, as office manager and has overseen the departments social media efforts.  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. Degree in Psychology and Information Systems from Mount Union University in Alliance, Ohio.

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    Victoria MatthewsVictoria Matthews is the Tourism Sales Manager for the City of Fredericksburg’s Economic Development and Tourism.  Her mission is to increase travel-related taxable sales through the attraction of meeting planners interested in bringing meetings, conventions or reunions to the region as part of the regional tourism program. Duties include preparing requests for proposal, conducting site inspections, arranging housing blocks, provided marketing materials for the meetings, and coordinating any requests from planners including Dine Arounds, tours and transportation. Victoria joined the City of Fredericksburg in September 2006 as a part time 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, Vienna Austria with a B.A. in International Relations and German.

       

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    Amy Peregoy
    Economic Development Specialist  

    Clint Manning

    Conference Sales and Tourism Specialist

    APeregoy PhotoAmy Peregoy is the Economic Development Specialist for the City of Fredericksburg’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Ms. Peregoy is focused on business retention and expansion efforts, assisting prospects, supports the Economic Development Authority (EDA) to include administering the grant program, she also developed and coordinates the Economic Development website. She joined the department May 2011 after 19 years with Silver Companies Commercial Division. She is the Assistant Secretary to the EDA. She is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Fredericksburg 2012 and is a member of the Leadership Fredericksburg Alumni. Amy attended the Business and Accounting Curriculum at Germanna Community College.

     

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    Clint Manning joined the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism in early 2017. Originally from Barbados, Clint has been in Fredericksburg since 2015, remotely operating two tourism representation firms he launched during his four-year stint living 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. Prior to life in South America, he spent four years in Barbados as the Sales & Marketing Manager of a five-property Caribbean resort chain where he specialized in MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events) group business and participated at a plethora of international tourism trade shows around the globe. Clint attended Limestone College in South Carolina on a tennis scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Sports Management. He was awarded another scholarship to pursue his postgraduate studies and attended the University of Miami in Florida, earning a Master of Education degree in Marketing and Sport Administration.  

     

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