Al Hutchinson joined Visit Baltimore as president and CEO in November 2016. As the chief executive of the city’s official destination sales and marketing organization, he is responsible for overseeing the promotion of Baltimore to leisure travelers and convention business, while demonstrating the impact of tourism on the city and state.
Hutchinson boasts more than 30 years of experience in the destination marketing industry and has earned recognition for his leadership throughout his career. Most recently, he was recognized as one of the Daily Record’s 2019 Most Admired CEOs in Maryland.
Hutchinson is a Richmond, Virginia native, proud University of Alabama alumni and honored to serve as the Chair of the Destination International’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the boards of the United States Travel Association (USTA); Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA), the American Bus Association (ABA) and Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM). In the local community, Hutchinson serves on the Board of Governors for the Center Club, the Charles Street Development Corporation, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s Board, the Sports and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland, the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Tourism, Entertainment and Culture Committee, Morgan State University School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board, Baltimore’s COVID-19 Small Business Task Force, and the Visit Baltimore Education & Training Foundation Board, in addition to leading the Baltimore Convention & Tourism Board, which oversees both Visit Baltimore and the Baltimore Convention Center’s seamless and effective sales process.
Alongside his wife Unae, he is the proud father of Asia and Jalen Hutchinson. Outside of work, Hutchinson enjoys listening to jazz music and rooting for the Alabama Crimson Tide.