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Phil DeLone appointed president & CEO of Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority

Phil DeLone (left) speaks at a press conference announcing Safari Club's return to Reno. DeLone was appointed CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitor Authority (RSCVA).

Phil DeLone (left) speaks at a press conference announcing Safari Club's return to Reno. DeLone was appointed CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitor Authority (RSCVA).

Phil DeLone has been appointed president and CEO of the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority.

He fills the role that opened when Chris Baum was dismissed in October 2015. Jennifer Cunningham had been serving in the capacity on an interim basis.

DeLone is currently the CEO of Safari Club International (SCI), a position he’s held since 2012. In his current capacity as CEO, he has been responsible for the implementation of SCI’s strategic long-range plan, while overseeing a staff of more than 80 employees.

DeLone has more than 35 years of experience in tourism, sales, marketing and management, including 20 years of executive sales and management experience working at Reno hotels. He previously worked for the Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Bally’s Casino Resort in Reno.