On The Move

Seneca chamber adds marketing manager


The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services and Destination Seneca County announced that Marisa Stephens has been hired for the position of stakeholder relations and marketing manager. Stephens, a Seneca County native, brings a strong relationship building background with her passion for the community that helped raise her. Stephens will begin May 24.

The selection was the result of an extensive recruitment process.

“We worked with our stakeholders to narrow down the field of 50 applications to find what that we felt was the right candidate for our growing organization and the individuals we have the pleasure of serving,” chamber executive director Bryce Riggs said. “Deb Martorana and I are excited to have Marisa on the team, her skill set combined with her passion and energy for Seneca County will be a welcome addition to our organization.”

Stephens is eager to move back home.

“After graduation I was offered the opportunity to gain experiences away from Seneca County, but I am excited to come home and serve the community that I love,” she said.

“We are excited about the Chamber’s selection of Marisa Stephens to assist them in taking tourism to the next level and we know that she will make a difference in Seneca County,” said Michael Strong, executive director of The Ritz Theatre and chair of the Seneca County Tourism Council.

Stephens has spent the last three years in sales and recruiting roles with Qualtrics, an experience management company that helps organizations improve and create world class experiences throughout their business through data driven decisions with headquarters in Provo, Utah and Seattle, Washington. Stephens is a 2014 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School and a 2018 graduate from Kent State University.