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Destin-Fort Walton Beach Meetings + Convention Sales Team

Tori Combs
Convention Sales Manager

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Tori Combs brings vast customer service, event planning, and quality communication skills to the Convention Center. Tori is passionate about establishing new relationships and serving those around her.

Tori holds a Bachelors of Arts in Art History from Georgia College & State University, where she graduated in 2017 as Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude. In December of 2022, Tori will finish her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of West Georgia. Tori recently relocated to Destin-Fort Walton Beach from the state of Georgia. Prior to relocating to the emerald coast, Tori worked in higher education administration as Assistant Director of Recruitment & Admissions at Middle Georgia State University. In addition to her higher education experience, Tori worked at the visitors center for Macon, Georgia – Visit Macon. The skills Tori exemplified in her prior experience have prepared her to succeed as Sales Manager at the Convention Center.

During her free time, Tori enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends and cat, Charlie. She spends much of her time outdoors, especially on the water, exploring the captivating Destin-Fort Walton Beach area.

Aline Ibanes
Convention Sales Manager

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Aline Ibanes is an experienced sales professional who has been working in the hospitality industry for 21 years. She has great customer service skills and absolutely loves assisting her clients in planning their events. She speaks fluent Spanish as well as Portuguese, her native language, which helps to break the language barrier.

Aline holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

In her free time, she enjoys the beach, long walks, watching movies, and spending time with her Yorkie, Lilly.

Kevin Price
Convention Sales Manager

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Kevin Price brings a wealth of hospitality experience from over 12 years of working in hotels including Hampton by Hilton, Four Points by Sheraton, Holiday Inn Resort and Best Western.

From his old Kentucky home, Kevin relocated to the Emerald Coast in 2012 arriving with little more than a bachelor’s degree, a congenial spirit and a willingness to work hard. Front Desk to Sales Coordinator, then Sales Manager to Director of Sales, Kevin quickly worked his way to the top of the ladder. After demonstrating years of dedication in many successful hospitality deployments, Kevin will realize his goal of joining the convention center sales team.

Having won several music awards and with many songs played on various radio stations, when he’s not writing, playing, singing or recording music, Kevin is a dedicated father, a Kentucky Basketball fan, a youth mentor and an aspiring entrepreneur.

Ron Shumard
Sports Sales + Marketing Coordinator

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Ron is an Ohio University alumnus with a master’s in sports administration and facilities management. Beginning his career at the Capital Center in Maryland, Ron has dedicated his career to sports, facilities and event marketing. His past endeavors included positions with the Washington Capitals and Bullets, Nashville Sound, Texas Rangers, Rupp Arena, and being the founder of Showtime Baseball Tournaments in 2017.

From the start, Ron has been involved in hosting large occasions for extremely diverse and notorious events including NCAA Regional Basketball Tournaments, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney concerts, MLB All-Star games and The XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta.
Ron spends his free time attending sporting events from college football to major league baseball. He enjoys exploring the natural beauty of the earth, being immersed in various cultures and relaxing at the beach. He is excited to bring his sports passion to Destin-Fort Walton Beach with the goal of making the community a better place, welcoming visitors and growth.