Tulsa Regional Tourism Hires Two Sports Professionals

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Regional Tourism, a division of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, announced that Ashleigh Bachert and Joel Koester recently joined the organization.

Bachert, previously with the Durham Sports Commission, joined Tulsa Regional Tourism as vice president of sales. Koester, previously with the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the new director of sports sales.

Bachert was the executive director of the Durham Sports Commission since 2017. During her tenure, she doubled sports tourism’s economic impact. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where she played softball. She received her master’s degree from the University of Southern Missouri.

Koester worked for the Chicago Southland CVB since 2012 after 12 years in the golf industry. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.