Christopher Spyridon

Butch Spyridon has served as president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau (NCVB) since 1991. Under his leadership, Nashville’s hospitality industry has evolved from an industry largely based on theme park and summer leisure travel, to a year-round destination for convention, business and leisure visitors. Hospitality’s evolution has made it the city’s second largest industry and elevated annual revenues to $4 billion.

Throughout his career Spyridon has served on the boards of Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). He’s also been active in the local community, serving on the boards of the Adventure Science Center, Nashville Hotel and Lodging Association, the Downtown Partnership, the Music City Bowl, the Museum of African American Music Art and Culture, and Conservancy of the Parthenon and Centennial Park.

A native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Spyridon graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Business Administration. After serving as manager of Travel and Conventions Department at the Mobile Chamber of Commerce, and as Executive Director of the Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spyridon returned to Nashville where h e has served as CEO for the last 20 years.

Spyridon is a graduate of the Institute of Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University.



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