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Title: Director of Community Relations/CVB President
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This position focuses on the promotion and marketing of over 11 million square feet of hospitality, shopping, dining and entertainment in The Woodlands and oversees communication to The Woodlands residential and business community.
The Woodlands Township is a 28,000-acre residential and commercial development created in 1974 and located about 30 miles north of Houston, featuring over 200 miles of hike and bike paths, 125+ parks, a full service fire department and millions of square feet of office space with major world-wide corporations. It is governed by The Woodlands Township, a special purpose district.
In this position, Mr. Wolda is responsible for The Woodlands Community Magazine, The Woodlands Township’s website and numerous other communication programs.
The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau is a 501 (c) (6) organization dedicated to promoting The Woodlands as a premier regional destination for shopping, dining, entertainment and a place to conduct business. The Bureau facilitates inquiries from leisure travelers, group businesses, meeting planners and corporations looking for a special place to host meetings, conventions, conferences or just to visit.
Positions in these departments include Manager of Community Relations, Marketing Specialist, Business Development Specialist, Event Specialist, Group Sales Specialist and Community Relations Specialists.
About Nick Wolda
Mr. Wolda began his career with The Woodlands Township in 1999. During his tenure, he worked on project teams which included the development of The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, the expansion of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion to nearly 17,000 capacity; and the developments of Market Street, Town Green Park and Waterway Square.
Today, he oversees the implement of The Woodlands Township community relations strategies and CVB marketing programs, including public relations and advertising. He oversees the marketing and promotion of special events and festivals, including the Red, Hot & Blue Festival, The Ice Rink and Lighting of the Doves, among others. He was a founding member of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival which is now ranked in the Top 10 of all arts festivals in the country. His marketing programs have won numerous awards from the International Festivals & Events Association, International Economic Development Council and several state-wide organizations.
A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, Mr. Wolda began his career as a writer for The Lufkin Daily News and the Houston Chronicle. In his 29 years of marketing, Mr. Wolda has provided sales, marketing, public relations and advertising guidance to a variety of corporations, companies, state associations and governmental entities.
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