March 22, 2022

Ep. 31 Visit Carlsbad feat. Kim Sidoriak

Ep. 31 Visit Carlsbad feat. Kim Sidoriak

Learn about all the latest events from Kim Sidoriak, President & CEO of

Connect with the Carlsbad Chamber.

Recently, the CEO and President of Visit Carlsbad, Kim Sidoriak, joined Bret Schanzenbach on the Carlsbad People, Purpose, and Impact Podcast. Before she became the President and CEO of Visit Carlsbad, Kim began at Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising in Santa Monica, where she worked in marketing for leading automotive brands, like Toyota. However, after a while, she recognized that she wasn’t impassioned by cars, so she set out to engage in her true passion: traveling.

This passion led Kim to market for companies such as Santa Monica Travel and Tourism and the Hilton Hotels Corporation. Now, she is thrilled to be part of the Carlsbad family and help create opportunities for the city, the residents, and the companies to thrive through tourism. In this episode, Kim and Bret talk about her journey to Carlsbad, how Visit Carlsbad is capitalizing on the city’s incredible tourist attractions, hotels, shops, and restaurants, and the ways they are partnering with local companies and organizations to create immersive experiences for tourists and locals alike.

Interview Links

Learn more about Visit Carlsbad here.

Check out Visit Carlsbad on YouTube or Instagram.

Connect with Kim Sidoriak through email or LinkedIn.


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Kim Sidoriak

President & CEO

Kim Sidoriak is the newly appointed President and CEO of Visit Carlsbad and is responsible for leading the organization and destination stakeholders to elevate Carlsbad as one of the premier tourism destinations in Southern California.

Prior to joining Visit Carlsbad, Kim held leadership and marketing roles at Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, Hilton Hotels Corporation and Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. Kim received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from University of Southern California and earned her Certified Destination Management Executive credential from Destinations International. She lives in Carlsbad with her husband and two young children.