Meet AAMC Member Patrice Graves of Memphis Tourism

Meet AAMC Member Patrice Graves of Memphis Tourism

Name: Patrice Graves
Company: Memphis Tourism
City, State: Memphis, Tenn.  
Years in the Industry: 1 year

How did you first get involved in the industry?
I've worked in the Hospitality Industry for over 20 years and has always had an interested to be a DMO.

Who has inspired your career?
Lisa Catron, Global director, Memphis Tourism. 

What has been the greatest challenge|opportunity in your career?
Ability to stay calm under pressure.

What advice would you give to others about working in this industry?
Make an effort to colloborate with others.

Why is it important for you to belong to the African American Motorcoach Council?
Always connecting with operators and other suppliers. You never stop learning from operators: new ideas, speaking up and being confident. Listening to someone else, making their jobs easy, influences me to do the same.

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
Office: (202) 218-7220
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