LANSING, Mich. – The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce Linda A. Sims-Wright, CTA, Senior Advisor on Community Development and Engagement for the organization, has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority (LEPFA).


Sims served 22-years working for the State of Michigan where she was the former Legislative Director for the State Health Department and also spent eight years as an Ingham County Commissioner, several of those as chair of committees and the Board where she was the first African-American to serve in this capacity. While in public office, she served on Boards of Directors for the National Association of County Officials (NAC); a member of the National Association of Black County Officials (NOBC); Michigan Association of Counties (MAC). Sims-Wright had served thirteen years on the Board of Police Commissioners for the City of Lansing, of which she was the Chairperson.  She is a member of the National Association of Black Meeting Planners, Tabernacle of David Worship Center, and owner of S & S Business Services.   


“We at the Greater Lansing CVB are very happy to be working with Linda,” said Jack Schripsema, GLCVB President and CEO. “Her connections within the region and vast knowledge of community program development are a true asset to the organization as well as the Greater Lansing region.”



The mission of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau is to positively impact
the area’s economy by marketing the region as a travel destination.