Staff Directory

Our website offers a robust and comprehensive variety of information, but if you can’t find what you need or have questions that require a personalized answer, we’re here to help. Our Visitors Center information specialists are more than happy to answer any general questions regarding hotel availability, things to do, upcoming events, or requests for visitors guides and brochures — call us at (800) 800-0037 during business hours, or send an email to For questions related to specific roles at Visit Bloomington, please browse our staff directory below and reach out to the appropriate team member.


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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 & 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.

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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 & Media

(812) 355-7723

Erin oversees all leisure marketing and communications efforts for Visit Bloomington. She serves as the primary 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.  

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Pete Nelson
Director of Sports Development

(812) 355-7726

Pete is our sports authority. If you’re a sporting event organizer or owner and are interested in bringing a tournament to Bloomington, Pete can help make it happen.

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Shaun Ballard
Convention Sales Manager

(812) 330-4304

Shaun works with meeting planners to help them find the right space to host a wildly successful event in Monroe County. If you're a meeting planner looking for assistance in planning a conference, convention, or other organized gathering, he's your guy.

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Teal Strabbing
Visitor Services Manager 

(812) 355-7725

Teal oversees the Visitors Center, B-Town Store, and events calendar. She also coordinates most of the tours and hospitality services we offer to group visitors — she’s the primary contact for reunions, weddings, and motorcoach groups.