Edward Harris, Chief Marketing Officer for the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB), has been named a 2018 DMN 40Under40 award honoree!
DMN is a leading provider of digital and data-driven marketing news. The 40Under40 recognizes extraordinary young marketers from across brands, agencies, and vendors, who are not only succeeding, but excelling in their careers.
Harris received the award during a dinner and awards ceremony held at Dream Downtown in New York City Tuesday night.
“I’m so honored, but I’m also thankful that I’m lucky enough to get to work with a team of true superstars that help me, and our organization, succeed every day,” said Harris, an MBA-trained CMO, who’s also an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph’s University.
Using brand-based marketing with promotion around unique experiences, Harris and the VFTCB team have launched more than a dozen brands, a mascot, produced more than 35 videos, and won a total of more than 40 awards.
“We’re so proud of Ed, and this type of recognition, which is a direct reflection of the hard-working team he’s assembled,” said Mike Bowman, President & CEO of the VFTCB. “The marketing team’s positive, fast-paced, and creative environment puts our organization ahead of our competitors in the area, and directly contributes to the positive economic impact tourism has on Montgomery County.”
The DMN 40Under40 honor adds to a growing list of more than 20 recognitions in 2018 for the VFTCB, including three two team awards: The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County’s Business of the Year Award and the PR News Agency Elite Team of the Year in September. The VFTCB won a record more than 24 awards in 2017.
Harris and the other honorees’ outstanding achievements in creativity, innovation, support, and leadership, and the benefits reaped by their companies, are what makes DMN proud to honor them, said Kim Davis, Editor-In-Chief of DMN.
“We are excited to celebrate and give recognition to 40 of the best, most accomplished, high-level superheroes in the business of marketing today,” she said. “What makes this group quite remarkable is that all have achieved impressive success before turning 40 years of age.”