Sutherland Weston Launches Tourism and Hospitality Division

Industry Veteran Kerrie Tripp to lead

Kerrie Tripp
Kerrie TrippDirector of Tourism & Hospitality Marketing

November 30, 2021 

BANGOR, ME – Today Sutherland Weston Marketing Communications announced the creation of a tourism and hospitality division designed to help Maine’s tourism, travel, and hospitality businesses grow and thrive. The new division will be headed by the longtime director of the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), Kerrie Tripp.

Tripp will join Sutherland Weston as the Director of Tourism and Hospitality Marketing later this month, bringing an unparalleled base of knowledge and expertise from the travel and tourism industry. 

“Kerrie Tripp has passion for travel, tourism, and hospitality, and immense respect from those who have worked with her over the years,” said Elizabeth Sutherland, partner at Sutherland Weston. “There is nobody better to lead this new division of Sutherland Weston than Kerrie. We’ve worked closely with her in the past and we look forward to growing that working relationship when she joins our team later this month.”

“Maine has world-class natural resources, restaurants, tourism destinations, and entertainment venues,” said Cary Weston, partner at Sutherland Weston. “Kerrie’s depth of experience and practical approach are the perfect combination to help business owners compete in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.”

Sutherland Weston works with a number of tourism and hospitality clients, including Bangor International Airport (BGR), Aroostook County Tourism, Maine Tourism Association, and Papoose Pond Family Campground & Cabins.

“Tourism and hospitality is my passion,” said Tripp. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau. I have seen the industry change within Maine and globally through technology advancements, changes in individual travel behaviour, and through a worldwide pandemic. I’m excited to take my expertise and branch out beyond Eastern Maine to work with businesses and organizations that share the passion for Maine and for the industry.”