About Us

Destination Bryan is the official destination marketing organization for Bryan, Texas. We’re excited for the opportunity to tell Bryan’s story, promote local attractions, and welcome visitors to our community! As we get started reintroducing Bryan, Texas to the world, we welcome any feedback, ideas, or insight you may want to share with us! Feel free to reach out to us using the contact info below.


JOHN FRIEBELE, CSEE, TDM

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

john@destinationbryan.com

John serves as the government and community liaison and tourism industry advocate while overseeing the day-to-day business operations of the organization. As Executive Director, he looks to build partnerships that will bolster Bryan as a destination and lead to healthy and positive impacts through tourism. He also oversees the marketing, sales, and promotions strategies of the organization.

MORGAN KEY

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

morgan@destinationbryan.com

With a background in the hotel industry and a drive to help showcase our local community, Morgan works towards connecting hotels to a wide array of groups to host their meetings and events in our community. The job doesn’t stop there, she also develops unique experience packages and offerings in order to create memorable experiences while visitors are here in Bryan – ensuring that they return for more! 

CHRIS RIGGINS

DESTINATION MARKETING MANAGER

chris@destinationbryan.com

Chris promotes all the best things to do, places to eat, and sights to see in Bryan via destinationbryan.com, our various social media channels, and in advertisements across the state. Do you have an upcoming event, special offering, great photos of Bryan, or a story worth sharing? Tag @destinationbryan on Facebook & Instagram, or @VisitBryanTX on Twitter so we can help spread the message!

KATELYN BROWN

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

katelyn@destinationbryan.com

Katelyn collaboratively works with business owners, community organizations, and locals to positively impact Bryan’s quality of place. As the Community Engagement Manager, she is responsible for managing and implementing community experiences and events such as First Friday, the Downtown Street and Art Fair, and Lights On. She’s also your go-to for all things in Downtown Bryan.

ABIGAIL NOEL

PR & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

abigail@destinationbryan.com

Abigail shares the stories of Bryan and it’s businesses and attractions to the media through press releases, interviews and website and social media content. As the PR & Communications Manager, she oversees the multiple newsletters telling locals and visitors about all of the incredible aspects of Bryan and communicates with the media on a consistent basis. She also coordinates bringing in travel writers and influencers from around the country to share Bryan’s stories.


Board of Directors

Board Members: Spencer Clements, Fern Jones, Michael Thompson

Next Scheduled Board Meeting: April 29, 2021 | 3:00PM – 5:00PM | Location TBD

Meeting Agenda(s):