Press Room

Who We Are

The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization of Galveston Island, Texas... Read more.


Media Contacts

Mary Beth Bassett
Public Relations Director
Office: (409)797-5121
mbassett@galvestoncvb.com

Ivette Wilhelm
Public Relations Manager
Office: (409)797-5124
iwilhelm@galvestoncvb.com

Clayton Kolavo
Engagement Strategist
Office: (409)797-5120
ckolavo@galvestoncvb.com


Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room

Media Contacts

The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau public relations team is here to make your life easier! Meet the team and feel free to give us a call.

Mary Beth Bassett
Public Relations Director
Office: (409)797-5121
mbassett@galvestoncvb.com

Mary Beth is the Public Relations Director for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Galveston Park Board. She handles CVB public relations efforts for Galveston and manages the Austin, national and international markets. An Islander by Choice, she and her family moved to Galveston from Colorado in 2005.

Ivette Wilhelm
Public Relations Manager
Office: (409)797-5124
iwilhelm@galvestoncvb.com

Ivette is a public relations manager for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. She began working in the tourism industry after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in advertising and communications in 2010. Contact Ivette for media inquiries related to interviews and destination stories on general and regional travel, family travel, and cruising in Galveston.

Clayton Kolavo
Engagement Strategist
Office: (409)797-5120
ckolavo@galvestoncvb.com

Clayton is the engagement strategist for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, overseeing the bureau's social media presence and engagement initiatives. He began working in the tourism industry following his graduation from Texas State University with a BS in Public Relations and Mass Communication. Contact Clayton for social influencer and blogger partnerships and inquiries.



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