About Us

City Visitor, Inc. is the parent company of Cleveland Visitor, Akron-Canton Visitor and Carolina Visitor. We’re celebrating 36 years of serving the travel and tourism industry by publishing high-quality, in-room visitor guides along with specialty travel publications for nationally recognized attractions and museums. City Visitor has provided marketing services and publications for attractions such as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cedar Fair Parks, Sea World and Six Flags as well as a downtown guide for The Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation of Cleveland.

Contact Us:

CITY VISITOR COMMUNICATIONS
5755 GRANGER ROAD, SUITE 600
INDEPENDENCE, OH 44131 216.661.6666

Click here for City Visitor Communications Media Kit

Meet Some of Our Team

We have a talented group of writers, photographers, advertising consultants, designers and office staff focused on creating magazines designed to serve travelers and the businesses serving the travel and tourism industry.
You can also email us at info@cityvisitor.com.

Rocco A. Di Lilo

Rocco A. Di Lillo, Chairman

RDiLillo@cityvisitor.com, 216.408.5007

Rocco A. Di Lillo was winner of the Ernst & Young, NASDQ and USA Entrepreneur of the year in 1997. As a serial entrepreneur, Rocco has operated 10 companies in his career, five he founded and five he acquired. He founded his first company, City Visitor Inc. in 1980 with the mission of serving travelers and businesses that serve them. City Visitor publishes hotel visitor guides and hard bound travel books along with specialty travel publications for major attractions including Cedar Fair, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Six Flags and Sea World.

Rocco is the 2016 honoree of the George Dively Entrepreneurship Award which is granted annually by the Harvard Business School Club of NE Ohio.

Rocco is the former founder and CEO of Corporate Lodgings and founder of Bridgestreet Accommodations, which provides fully furnished housing for travelers in over 130 markets around the world. Rocco successfully completed an initial public offering of Bridgestreet in 1997 on the NASDAQ market under the symbol “BEDS”. In addition, he is the former CEO of Cooperative Resource Services, the third largest relocation company in America which was sold to Allied Worldwide. Rocco was the majority owner of the full service Radisson Northlake in Atlanta which he sold in 2006. Rocco is the founder and chairman of Porchlight Rental Services, the leading provider of professional rental finding services, nationally, for corporate transferees looking for rental assistance in North America.

As Chairman and majority owner of PCX Corporation, the largest manufacturer of off-site electrical and mechanical gear for the construction industry, he has reduced operating costs and builds large scale start-up construction projects for such companies as Wal-Mart, Target, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Bank of America and Walgreens. He is also Chairman of PCX Energy Services which assists companies improve their energy efficiencies.

Rocco is the founder and serves as Chairman of Advanced Hydro Solutions, a developer of hydroelectric facilities in the eastern portion of the U.S. for the purpose of generating Green Renewable power for communities and Utility companies. He also serves as a board member of the following associations: Libra Industries, GMA Partners, Algon Capital, Britton-Gallagher & Associates, West Park Direct, Main Street Gourmet, Professional Financial Services, The Entrepreneurs EDGE and the M.A.C. Foundation Tee Off on Leukemia.

 
Reed McLellan

E. Reed McLellan, President/Publisher

rmclellan@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2992

Prior to Reed McLellan joining City Visitor he was Vice President of  - Global Mobility Solutions for RELO Direct, and Senior Vice President - Sales, for Quantum Relocation Services. Reed, Began his career as a vice president with National City Bank (now PNC) and GE Capital.

I’m really excited about our future here at City Visitor, and I look forward to working with our team and advertisers on a plethora of projects that 1) contribute to our community’s image and economic well-being; 2) enhance the visitors’ experience; and 3) increase our advertisers business,” said McLellan, a Chagrin Falls resident and father of two—three if you include Lizzy, McLellan’s English Springer Spaniel “This is truly a great time for the visitors market throughout Northeast Ohio, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to be a part of it.”

 
Gina Ragone

Gina Ragone, Editor

gragone@cityvisitor.com, 216.661.6666

Gina LaVecchia Ragone has been a professional journalist for more than 20 years. She has worked in various editorial roles with Meister Communications and Penton Media. Her career has included publication in several hospitality and retail business magazines, including Hotel Management, Visual Merchandising and Store Design, Hotel Design, and Restaurant Hospitality.

A lifelong Clevelander and fan of all things Northeast Ohio, Gina finds the Editor position with Cleveland Visitor and Akron-Canton Visitor to be a perfect fit. “Combining my journalism background with my love of the greater Cleveland area is an incredible opportunity,” she says. “I’m so happy to be able to share with visitors all of the exciting and wonderful things our dynamic city has to offer.” Gina is a graduate of Marquette University and lives in Strongsville with her husband and two sons.

 
Sheila Lopez

Sheila D. Lopez, Sales and Marketing Manager

slopez@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2993

Sheila comes to City Visitor with over 17 years of experience in sales, marketing, customer service and account management. Sheila; detail oriented with strong organizational skills, work ethic with a team player mindset, is very enthusiastic about being part of new growth with the company. She enjoys meeting new people and building long lasting strong customer relationships. Sheila is actively involved in her community and with her family. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, listening to music, and spending quality time with family. Sheila has lived in the Historic Tremont neighborhood all of her life along with her husband, Fred, their 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

 
Jon Darwal

Jon Darwal, Advertising Account Executive

jdarwal@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2996
 
Jon comes to City Visitor with over 40 years experience in the outside advertising sales and sales management arena. He is a highly motivated and accomplished advertising sales professional with a proven track record of success in new business development, relationship building, key account management and sales team building. A native Clevelander, Jon and his wife live in Bath Township, where they raised their two children. In his spare time, Jon enjoys taking care of his yard, Cleveland sports and spending time outdoors golfing, fishing and snow skiing.

 
Jodie McLeod

Jodie McLeod, Art Director

jmcleod@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2995

Jodie joins City Visitor Publications with an extensive background in advertising and package design for business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies. She is an experienced Art Director/Graphic Designer who combines creativity and technical skills to provide on-brand visual elements for print and web. She is responsible for design of client ads, promotional materials, design and production for all publications, and the websites. 

Her attention to detail and deadlines makes for a smooth running art department. Jodie attended Kent State University and Cuyahoga Community College where she studied graphic design.

 
 

Colleen Gubbini, Customer Support

gragone@cityvisitor.com, 216.661.6666