Al Hutchinson Moves From Mobile to Baltimore

By Kelsey Ogletree, October 19, 2016

Al Hutchinson is a friendly face to many in the meetings industry no matter where he is. Next up is Baltimore, where he’ll officially take the reins as president and CEO of Visit Baltimore next month after a two-year run in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Prior to Mobile, the Alabama native spent 20-odd years perfecting Southern hospitality at CVBs in Richmond, Virginia Beach and Pittsburgh. We caught up with our pal Al to find out what legacy he’s leaving behind in Mobile and what lies ahead in Baltimore.

How did you decide to make the jump from Mobile Bay to Baltimore?

After 24 years in the industry working for different DMOs, a convention center, on the hotel side and then two years with the CVB in Mobile, I saw Baltimore as a great opportunity for me personally. To partner with a DMO that’s respected around the country, and that does a great job in attracting leisure and group visitors, was a no-brainer for me.

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