Staff Directory

This website covers a lot of content, but if you still can’t find what you need or have some questions that require a personal touch, we’re here to help. Our Visitors Center staff can handle any general questions regarding hotel availability, things to do, upcoming events, or requests for brochures. Call us at 800-800-0037 during business hours or send an email to  


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Bloomington Visitors Center

2855 N. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47404
800-800-0037 or 812-334-8900

Visitor Center Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

For any other inquiries, check our staff descriptions to find the best person to contact.
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Mike McAfee, Executive Director  |  812-355-7720 
Mike handles all the top-level administrative issues. If you have a question about policies, budget, development, or need a good media quote, he’s your guy.  


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Laura Newton, Assistant Director/Chief Operating Officer  |  812-355-7721 
Laura oversees the sales and marketing staff and keeps this place running. She can help with any big-picture questions about our operations and can answer any questions for Mike if he’s not available. 

Laura works with meeting planners to help them find the right space to host a wildly successful event here. If you’re a meeting planner, give her a call.

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Marcia Roach, Finance Director  |  812-355-7722 
If you have a question about innkeeper taxes, invoices, or payments, Marcia is the one with the checkbook. That’s pretty much it, but it’s pretty important. 

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Erin White, Director of Leisure Marketing and Media  |  812-355-7723 
Erin oversees all leisure marketing and communications efforts for Visit Bloomington.  She serves as the primary point of contact for the grant program, Limestone Month, and advertising/promotions inquiries. She also manages media relations for the organization.  Reach out directly via phone or email with any questions or assistance.  

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Pete Nelson, Sports Sales Manager  |  812-355-7726 
Pete is our sports authority. If you’re a sporting event organizer or owner and interested in bringing a tournament to Bloomington, Pete can help make it happen.

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Teal Strabbing, Visitor Services Manager  |  812-355-7725 
Teal oversees the visitors center and gift store, the online calendar, and coordinates most of the tours and hospitality services we offer to group visitors. She’s also the point person for reunions, weddings, and motorcoach groups. 



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Alyssa Davis, Digital Content Coordinator  |  812-330-4304 
Alyssa manages our social media channels and UGC platform, creates content for the website, and oversees the distribution of our e-newsletters. Contact her if you need assistance in any of these areas.