Staff Bios

Meet the Team!

Scott Dring, CDME, APR, CTA

President & CEO

Scott joined Visit Dublin (previously Dublin CVB) in 2001 and brings more than 30 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. He has served in senior-level positions for the Ohio Tourism Division, the Kissimmee (Fla.) Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Travel Industry Association of America and Paul Werth Associates in Columbus. He currently serves in leadership roles with the Ohio Travel Association, Destinations International, Dublin City Schools Business Advisory Council, Franklin County Facilities and Convention Authority, Dublin Youth Athletics and Crohns and Colitis Foundation. He has received the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation from the Destination Marketing Association International and is a recipient of the Paul Sherlock Award – the highest honor in the Ohio Travel and Tourism Industry. Scott received a BA in Journalism from The Ohio State University and currently resides in Dublin with his wife and three children.

Joshua Bricker, CTA

Sports & Leisure Sales Manager

Josh arrived at Visit Dublin in December 2002. Prior to that, he worked for the Chase (Woodfin) Suite Hotel in Dublin as the sports & leisure group sales manager. Josh has past group/corporate sales experience at Dave & Buster’s in the special events department. Josh received a BS in Consumer Affairs from The Ohio State University and currently resides in Delaware with his wife and two daughters.

Sara Blatnik, CTA

Marketing Director

Sara joined Visit Dublin in May of 2013. Prior to Visit Dublin, Sara worked for the State of Ohio in the Travel and Tourism division as the Marketing Coordinator promoting all of Ohio as a leisure destination. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned her degree in Marketing and Advertising. Sara was the recipient of the Ohio Travel Association's 2016 Ohio Travel Industry Emerging Leader Award.

Katie Thompson

Marketing Coordinator

Katie joined Visit Dublin in July 2021, shortly after graduating from Kent State University with a degree in Public Relations and Event Planning. During her time at Kent State, she served as the VP of Professional Relations for the Kent Chapter of PRSSA. Katie has previous tourism and marketing experience at Destination Grandview and Columbus Hospitality.

Missy Burkett

Visitor Experience Specialist

Missy is the Visitor Experience Specialist and manages visitor interactions and fulfillment, the Dublin Visitor & Information Center, and administrative tasks for Visit Dublin. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Missy has lived in Dublin with her family for 21 years. They specifically chose Dublin as the place to raise their family. Missy comes directly from Dublin’s hospitality industry where she previously worked at Apricot Lane in Bridge Park.