Hospitality Industry Advisory Board Members
Joseph W. Clote is owner of Publishing Concepts, LLC, a communications and marketing firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Clote is Group Publisher of Meet Ohio, MeetMed, and Missouri Meetings & Events (MM&E) magazine, a quarterly publication read by more than 12,000 meeting and event professionals, and producer of the St. Louis and Kansas City trade shows under the MM&E name. Mr. Clote has extensive sales and marketing expertise in the travel/tourism, fine art, insurance and software development industries.
He has worked successfully with convention and visitors bureaus, destination marketing organizations, attractions, retailers and accommodations throughout the United States and Canada. He started a self publishing and marketing division in 2005 which to date has published children books, bilingual books, textbooks, novels, poetry, self-help and workbook manuals. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration/marketing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
He is an Advisory Board Member of Haskell Indian Nations University Foundation, Board Member of St. Louis Area Hotel Association, Board President of the American Indian Enterprise & Business Council, and member of the St. Louis Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, International Special Events Society (ISES), and dozens of lodging, attraction, and chamber organizations.