Casandra Brown Matej was hired as executive director of the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau. Matej replaces Scott White, who left in December to become the president and chief executive officer of the Palm Springs (Calif.) Convention and Visitors Authority.

Matej comes to San Antonio from the Dallas CVB, where she was senior vice president of sales and services. “The programs and services that the convention and visitors bureau provides are vital to the San Antonio economy,” said Sheryl Sculley, San Antonio city manager. “I am confident that her wealth of experience and leadership skills will help San Antonio excel in hospitality.”