South Jersey Wine Trail with Devon Perry, Executive Director of Visit South Jersey
About Visit South Jersey
Visit South Jersey (VSJ) is the official Destination Marketing Organization for Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties, and the Outer Coast Plain Wine Region in South Jersey.
Working with thousands of tourism stakeholders, VSJ promotes travel to the region by creating and packaging tourism product, and marketing South Jersey as a destination. VSJ is a non-profit organization supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. We are a member-based organization open to all businesses in our territory.
The past five years have seen exciting developments for Visit South Jersey. In 2010, the organization was rebranded from its original name South Jersey Tourism Corporation (established in 2003) and renamed Visit South Jersey, complete with a fresh, content driven website, active social media accounts and smartphone app. Membership has grown and grant and sponsorship dollars have helped VSJ market the region as a tourist destination.
For more information about travel to South Jersey, or for a copy of the Visitor’s Guide, please visit visitsouthjersey.com and be sure to check out the Visit South Jersey free app via your cellphone app provider.
About Devon Perry, Executive Director of Visit South Jersey
Devon Perry joined Visit South Jersey as marketing director in 2015. In this role, she closely shadowed the executive director, and when the opportunity presented itself, she was well acquainted with the position and truly the best choice to lead Visit South Jersey into 2016.
Devon has an unstoppable passion for entrepreneurship, social enterprise development, fine art, and positioning. While skilled at crisis management, Devon also is exceptional at telling beautiful stories to public and private stakeholders, engaging customers, and improving community affinity. Devon has created several non-profits and for-profits with strategic partners across industries.
Devon’s background in nonprofit marketing speaks to her interest and expertise; she’s managed marketing efforts on staff at both The United Way and The American Red Cross. Her decade of experience includes many startups, including the thriving co-working space Kings Hall in Haddonfield, NJ. Devon holds an MBA from Drexel University, grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ and currently resides in Haddonfield, NJ. She is currently the artist in residence at the Historic Hopkins House along the Cooper River in Haddon, NJ.
Devon is committed to “service above self” as seen in her involvement in multiple organizations: Rotary of Haddonfield, Board of Governors of the Haddonfield Civic Association, Young Friends Council of the Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey, Charity Chair of South Jersey Mothers of Multiples and member of the Board of Trustees of Visit South Jersey.
Other notable efforts include: Drexel Women in Business (cofounder), ShareURmeal (Founder), GoBYO.com (founder/CEO), Women’s MBA Network (Founder). Board member for NJ Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) and in the Destination Management Association International’s Leadership program, training C-level executives around the globe.
Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to the event.
Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown
Lunch & Learn is another act of Social Artworking brought to you by PNC Arts Alive.