City Visitor, Inc. is the parent company of Cleveland Visitor and Akron-Canton Visitor. We’re celebrating 39 years of serving the travel and tourism industry by publishing high-quality, in-room visitor guides, as well as the first Northeast Ohio Relocation Guide. 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 and Cedar Fair Parks, 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 contact someone specific from the list below, or email us at email@example.com.
Rocco A. Di Lillo, Chairman
Rocco A. Di Lillo 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, Main Street Gourmet, Professional Financial Services, The Entrepreneurs EDGE and the M.A.C. Foundation Tee Off on Leukemia.
John E. Brachna, President
Success while having fun. That’s been John’s driving philosophy over his career. He likes to do things, the right way, with a big focus on morals, ethics and integrity. A northeast Ohio native, John has successfully delivered positive results for a variety of companies in both operations and sales, with a relentless focal point on both customers and employees. One of his favorite sayings is, “If you take care of your employees, they in turn will take care of the customers and everything else just works out.” He’s a firm believer in empowering his team to do, the right thing. “I like helping clients drive success”, says John. He resides in Sagamore Hills with Carole, his beautiful bride of 19 years, 14-year-old daughter Anastasia, 13-year-old son Zach and 4-year-old dog, Athena. Although a University of Toledo graduate, John is a big Akron Zips’ fan, with season tickets to both football and men’s basketball. Let’s go Zips!
Sheila D. Lopez, Director of Sales/Operations
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.
Andrea Weiss, Editor
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As a seasoned editor and content developer with an extensive background in educational publishing, marketing, hospitality, and community service, Andrea has a passion for making information engaging and accessible to audiences of all ages.
She is a native Clevelander who, after many years away, returned to the area because of its diverse cultural, recreational, and professional opportunities. She loves being a tourist in her own hometown, and she is thrilled to work for an organization whose mission is to champion all the local attractions and vibrant communities of Northeast Ohio. It’s an ideal job, offering her the opportunity to combine her unwavering Cleveland pride with her creative voice and editorial expertise.
In her free time, Andrea is a nature buff who feeds her need for the natural world (“vitamin N”) by hiking and volunteering at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. She also makes sure she gets plenty of vitamin C…as in chocolate.
Jodie McLeod, Art Director
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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.
Mikel Mahoney, Director of Client Development
Mikel comes to City Visitor with a wide range of experience in graphic design, printing, sales and marketing, and magazine and newspaper publishing.
A lifelong Clevelander, Mikel developed his passion for art and publishing at Cooper School of Art and Cleveland State University respectively. His time as a designer and editorial cartoonist for Cleveland State’s newspaper led him to the historic Cleveland Call & Post newspaper, where he won several national awards. He later published his own magazine focused on Cleveland’s jazz music scene.
Mikel's history in sales is marked by a deep passion for building relationships and providing creative solutions for people and businesses alike.
When not at work you can find him painting, acting, serving in ministry, or playing drums in his band. He and his wife of 27 years reside in South Euclid and enjoy the Metroparks, museums, live music, restaurants, and Cleveland’s rich & diverse culture.