Alison Brooks is the director of Destination Experience and Advocacy for Visit Mesa. Her priority is advancing Visit Mesa’s position as a critical economic development agency for Mesa and the East Valley, with a strong focus on industry research and advocacy. Brooks oversees group services and the partnership program with the goal of elevating the overall experience of Mesa. In addition, Visit Mesa’s commitment to accessibility and inclusion falls under Brooks, who spearheads these initiatives within the hospitality community.
Brooks serves as executive director of the Mesa Regional Foundation for Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion with the vision of the Mesa region being universally regarded as one of the most accessible, inclusive, and welcoming communities in the nation.
Brooks is a graduate of Arizona State University. She has a dynamic tourism and hospitality background serving in marketing, training, sales, and account management roles for Two Roads Hospitality, Airbnb, and Brinker International. She also owned and operated her own coffee shop. Brooks grew up in Mesa and lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband and two sons.