TUCSON, AZ – Visit Tucson’s Director of Mexico Initiatives Marisol Vindiola recently joined the Board of Directors of Patronato San Xavier, a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization founded in 1978 to conserve, preserve and maintain Mission San Xavier del Bac. This National Historic Landmark was founded in 1692 by Jesuit Missionary Father Eusebio Francisco Kino. The Mission is the finest example of Mexican and Spanish Baroque architecture in the United States and has served the same community for 327 years.
“It is my great honor to join the Patronato San Xavier Board of Directors. I look forward to promoting the preservation, maintenance and cultural heritage of the Mission and serving as a liaison for the Hispanic community in Tucson, the United States, and with our visitors from Mexico,” said Marisol, who works with all Visit Tucson departments, business partners, and local, state and international governmental organizations to strengthen the promotion and relationship between Tucson and Mexico.
Prior to joining Visit Tucson, the official destination marketing organization for Tucson and southern Arizona, Marisol managed communications for the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson and created a bi-national border safety awareness campaign that brought media from Mexico and the U.S. together to prevent deaths in the desert.
Marisol also serves on the boards of the Arizona Town Hall, Tucson-Mexico Sister Cities, and Tucson Craft; and she promotes tourism in the region by writing for Spanish media. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Universidad de Sonora in Hermosillo, Sonora.