I’m thrilled to announce that Davidson Belluso has been awarded the contract to set-up a new Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) and develop their tourism marketing program. With a population of more than 37,000 people, Marana, AZ, located north of Tucson, is growing rapidly as many people from around the country move into Southern Arizona and as Tucson grows northward.

Marana, home of the world famous Accenture Match Play golf tournament held every February at the Dove Mountain Golf Club, part of the Ritz Carlton’s Dove Mountain resort, has many natural features, recreational activities and attractions for tourists in Arizona’s beautiful Sonoran Desert.

As the Chief Economic Development Strategist, I will set-up and organize the DMO and develop Marana’s tourism program and campaign in conjunction with Rob Davidson, Senior Account Director for Davidson Belluso and Account Executive for Tempe Tourism Offices’ marketing and web strategies.

Rob Davidson

Born and raised in Chicago, Rob has 25+ years experience in branding and advertising, having worked for several firms throughout the country including Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett, BBDO, J. Walter Thompson, Chiat Day and E.B. Lane Marketing Communications. Throughout his career, he developed campaigns for national and international accounts such as Hyatt Resorts, Motorola, Panasonic, McDonald’s, Toshiba, Sears, Allstate Insurance and Target. In 2001 Rob cofounded Davidson Belluso and has personally managed several key accounts for the agency including Tempe Tourism Office, California Bank & Trust, Arizona Attorney General and Phoenix Biomedical Campus for the City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department. A commercial rated pilot, Rob is passionate about flying and donates his time to the Civil Air Patrol.