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YVB welcomes new membership manager

YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma Visitors Bureau has welcomed a new staff member aboard, just in time for the busy tourism season.

Mark Briones, a Yuma native and a graduate of Cibola High School, joined YVB as advertising sales and membership manager at the end of November.

Briones has more than 15 years experience in customer service and sales, and most recently worked in advertising sales at The Yuma Sun. He has two daughters, Micaiah and Meilani.

"As a lifelong Yuman, I'm excited to have a part in promoting our area and its businesses to visitors," Briones said. "I'm excited about this new opportunity to put my professional skills to work on behalf of my community."

"We are delighted to welcome Mark to our team, and we know that he will bring a lot of energy to selling Yuma locally and beyond," said Linda Morgan, YVB executive director. "If you are interested in connecting with Yuma visitors, he'll be out and about in the community with more information in the coming weeks."

Can't wait to find out more? Meet Mark -- and the rest of the YVB team -- at our holiday mixer, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Visitor Information Center at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot, 201 N. 4th Ave. (RSVP to You can also reach Briones at YVB's administrative office, 180 W. 1st St., 928-376-0100, or email


The Yuma Visitors Bureau is always happy to assist members of print, digital and broadcast media, either on assignment or pitching an idea with a Yuma angle.

Visit Yuma team can suggest itineraries and facilitate visits, or provide you with the inspired details to help nail down an assignment.  We pride ourselves on always going "above and beyond."

You can download background and "anytime" materials below; dated press releases appear "most recent first" at left. Call or email us for photos and B-roll video.

YVB periodically hosts group and individual press trips, and is glad to partner with other Arizona or California DMOs to coordinate a visit to several regions.

For more information, contact Linda Morgan at 928-376-0100 (office), email Thanks for your interest in the Yuma area.

'Anytime' releases:

Around & about - a quick Yuma overview

Brilliant! Yuma wears 'sunniest' label with pride

Last link in river restoration under way


Background info:

Fast Facts About YVB

 Fast Facts About Yuma 

Yuma history - narrative

Yuma historic timeline


Research and statistics

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018 Executive Summary

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