Richard Nachazel - Lucas County Tourism- An Economic Asset

President, Destination Toledo

Destination Toledo’s Promotional and Sales Efforts to bring Conventions, Meetings, Tournaments and Visitors of all types to the Toledo Region

Rich has been involved in the Hospitality Business for more than 40 years. Starting with Holiday Inns in the ’70s.  Rich has managed a number of branded properties including Marriott Residence Inn, Hilton, Crowne Plaza, Ramada and others. As a Regional Manager for First Hospitality Group of Chicago, Rich oversaw 14 hotel properties in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Rich was also the Executive Director of the Toledo Convention & Visitors Bureau during the mid ’80s, when Seagate Convention Centre was built and many downtown improvements occurred. Today, as President of Destination Toledo, Inc., Rich manages a staff of 6 Hospitality Professionals who assist Hotels, Tourism Businesses and others in the Toledo Region to book additional business, generate new revenues and support many thousands of associated jobs.