Michael Bonoffski, TMPSenior Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Michael Bonoffski joined the Cabarrus County CVB in 2009 after starting his motorsports career with "The King," Richard Petty at Petty Enterprises (now Richard Petty Motorsports) where he worked in marketing and licensing. He then joined Mattel Toy Company-Hot Wheels Racing where over the course of 6 years, held various management positions.
Michael is a 1996 graduate of Ithaca College where he received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Information & Communications and his Master of Science in Sport Management from West Virginia University in 1997.
In 2012, Michael was recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as a member of the inaugural Forty For the Future class honoring travel's leading talent. In 2013, he completed the Southeast Tourism Society's Marketing College program and is certified as a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP).
In November of 2013, Bonoffski received a Certificate in Hospitality Marketing from Cornell University.
Kathleen Temple is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. She joined the Cabarrus County team in January 2011, bringing more than 15 years of experience in web development, graphic design and marketing to the bureau from companies including iXL-Charlotte, Inc., Charlotte Center City Partners and VELUX America, Inc.
In 2013, Kathleen earned a Certificate in Leadership with The Employers Association. She completed the Southeast Tourism Society's Marketing College Program becoming a certified Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) and was also recognized by Toastmasters International as a Competent Communicator in 2014.
In collaboration with MMGY, Kathleen and the Cabarrus County CVB team worked to enhance the Bureau's leisure website, VisitCabarrus.com which was honored with a Gold Adrian Award from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI).
Kathleen is a 20 year resident of North Carolina and traveled to 16 countries while living abroad for 19 years.
Julie Hinson graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Marketing. In 2011, Julie began her career as a Travel Counselor with the CVB and spent a year and a half in the Visitor Services department. She has been an active member of the Public Relations Society of America since joining the Marketing team in January 2013.
In April 2016, she graduated from the Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College program becoming certified as a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP). Julie is also a graduate of the City of Concord’s “Concord 101” Citizen’s Academy program.
With experience in customer service, project management and marketing, Kristen Cranford joins the Bureau as Marketing Coordinator, a new position added to support the marketing efforts of the CVB team. Kristen most recently served as Production/Account Manager for Concord-based Walker Marketing, Inc. working with many clients in the tourism industry.
Kristen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and minored in Communications/Public Relations.