Getting to Know Alicia Barefield


Barefield comes to the CVB most recently from the Candlewood Suites at the Henry Center in East Lansing, but previously spent over three years at the Holiday Inn Express of Okemos. Barefield attended Michigan State University with a focus on International Relations.

Memberships and awards

Alicia is a member of the Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassadors program and an active member of the Junior League of Lansing. Barefield’s role with the GLCVB is focused on growing event business and managing relationships within State association markets.

From Alicia

Originally from Metro Detroit, I moved to Lansing in Fall of 2009 to pursue a degree in International Relations. While attending MSU, I began working in hospitality it wasn’t long before I realized that my passion for working with people was well suited for our industry. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to grow professionally in different departments with two different Greater Lansing hotels before join our Convention and Visitors Bureau. I couldn’t imagine a more appropriate place for me to be as I am extremely passionate about our city. Greater Lansing is home to plenty of good eats, sights and activities. If you love brunch as much as I do than Creole Coffee Co. or Soup Spoon Café are a must! I have a great appreciation for the arts so I love to frequent the Broad Art Museum, M.I.C.A. Gallery and Lansing Symphony Orchestra. On the weekends, I am most likely to be found hiking at Sleepy Hollow State Park, The Ledges or getting sandy playing volleyball.

Favorite Quote

“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up” – Rocky Balboa