City Visitor, Inc. is the parent company of Cleveland Visitor, Akron-Canton Visitor and Carolina Visitor. We’re celebrating 36 years of serving the travel and tourism industry by publishing high-quality, in-room visitor guides along with specialty travel publications for nationally recognized attractions and museums. City Visitor has provided marketing services and publications for attractions such as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cedar Fair Parks, Sea World and Six Flags as well as a downtown guide for The Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation of Cleveland.
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Meet Some of Our Team
We have a talented group of writers, photographers, advertising consultants, designers and office staff focused on creating magazines designed to serve travelers and the businesses serving the travel and tourism industry.
You can also email us at email@example.com.
Rocco A. DiLillo, Chairman
Rocco A. DiLillo was winner of the Ernst & Young, NASDQ and USA Entrepreneur of the year in 1997. As a serial entrepreneur, Rocco has operated 10 companies in his career, five he founded and five he acquired. He founded his first company, City Visitor Inc. in 1980 with the mission of serving travelers and businesses that serve them. City Visitor publishes hotel visitor guides and hard bound travel books along with specialty travel publications for major attractions including Cedar Fair, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Six Flags and Sea World.
Rocco is the 2016 honoree of the George Dively Entrepreneurship Award which is granted annually by the Harvard Business School Club of NE Ohio.
Rocco is the former founder and CEO of Corporate Lodgings and founder of Bridgestreet Accommodations, which provides fully furnished housing for travelers in over 130 markets around the world. Rocco successfully completed an initial public offering of Bridgestreet in 1997 on the NASDAQ market under the symbol “BEDS”. In addition, he is the former CEO of Cooperative Resource Services, the third largest relocation company in America which was sold to Allied Worldwide. Rocco was the majority owner of the full service Radisson Northlake in Atlanta which he sold in 2006. Rocco is the founder and chairman of Porchlight Rental Services, the leading provider of professional rental finding services, nationally, for corporate transferees looking for rental assistance in North America.
As Chairman and majority owner of PCX Corporation, the largest manufacturer of off-site electrical and mechanical gear for the construction industry, he has reduced operating costs and builds large scale start-up construction projects for such companies as Wal-Mart, Target, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Bank of America and Walgreens. He is also Chairman of PCX Energy Services which assists companies improve their energy efficiencies.
Rocco is the founder and serves as Chairman of Advanced Hydro Solutions, a developer of hydroelectric facilities in the eastern portion of the U.S. for the purpose of generating Green Renewable power for communities and Utility companies. He also serves as a board member of the following associations: Libra Industries, GMA Partners, Algon Capital, Britton-Gallagher & Associates, West Park Direct, Main Street Gourmet, Professional Financial Services, The Entrepreneurs EDGE and the M.A.C. Foundation Tee Off on Leukemia.
Sheila D. Lopez, Sales and Marketing Manager
Sheila comes to City Visitor with over 17 years of experience in sales, marketing, customer service and account management. Sheila; detail oriented with strong organizational skills, work ethic with a team player mindset, is very enthusiastic about being part of new growth with the company. She enjoys meeting new people and building long lasting strong customer relationships. Sheila is actively involved in her community and with her family. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, listening to music, and spending quality time with family. Sheila has lived in the Historic Tremont neighborhood all of her life along with her husband, Fred, their 5 children and 5 grandchildren.
Shelbi Tedeschi, Editor
Shelbi Tedeschi is the Editor for City Visitor Publications. Her background is diverse, from writing and editing for multimedia news sources, to magazines and blogs. Shelbi’s strengths are her communication skills, organization, and creativity. One of her favorite aspects of her role with City Visitor is that she can impact her community by helping visitors make the most of their time in Cleveland and Akron-Canton and discover all the areas have to offer.
Shelbi is somewhat new to Cleveland, having lived and attended school in Indiana. She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a double major in English and Writing, and now lives in the suburbs of Cleveland with her husband. She enjoys reading and writing creative nonfiction and exploring local parks and hiking trails in her free time.
Jodie McLeod, Art Director
Jodie comes to City Visitor Publications with an extensive background in advertising and package design for business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies. She is an experienced Art Director/Graphic Designer who combines creativity and technical skills to provide on-brand visual elements for print and web. She is responsible for design of client ads, promotional materials, design and production for all publications, and the websites.
Her attention to detail and deadlines makes for a smooth running art department. Jodie attended Kent State University and Cuyahoga Community College where she studied graphic design.
Thad Monkowski, Sales Account Executive
Thad is an Ohio University graduate with nearly 40 years of outside sales experience including 20+ years in print, cable TV, radio, and online advertising. He’s a team player who is very compassionate and committed to doing whatever it takes to meet his clients’ needs.
Thad was born and raised in Cleveland and currently lives in Brunswick with his wife, Linda, daughters Kristina and Ashley, dog Sadie, and two cats. As an avid sports enthusiast, he’s experienced firsthand all the highs and lows in Cleveland sports history during his lifetime!