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. DiLillo

Rocco A. DiLillo, Chairman

RDiLillo@cityvisitor.com, 216.408.5007

Rocco A. DiLillo 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, Main Street Gourmet, Professional Financial Services, The Entrepreneurs EDGE and the M.A.C. Foundation Tee Off on Leukemia.

 
   
 
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.

 
Shelbi Tedeschi

Shelbi Tedeschi, Editor

shelbi@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2994

Shelbi Tedeschi is the Editor for City Visitor Publications. Her background is diverse, from writing and editing for multimedia news sources, to magazines and blogs. Shelbi’s strengths are her communication skills, organization, and creativity. One of her favorite aspects of her role with City Visitor is that she can impact her community by helping visitors make the most of their time in Cleveland and Akron-Canton and discover all the areas have to offer.

Shelbi is somewhat new to Cleveland, having lived and attended school in Indiana. She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a double major in English and Writing, and now lives in the suburbs of Cleveland with her husband. She enjoys reading and writing creative nonfiction and exploring local parks and hiking trails in her free time.

 
Jodie McLeod

Jodie McLeod, Art Director

jmcleod@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2995

Jodie comes to 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.

 
Tonya Peto

Tonya M. Peto, VP of Business Development

tonya@cityvisitor.com, 216.446.2996

Tonya is an advertising and marketing professional with a passion for locally owned businesses in Northeast Ohio. Her strengths are listening and building quick but lasting relationships that are beneficial for both parties by understanding what it is the customer needs, when they need it and why they need it. She enjoys being part of a creative and energetic company that continues to grow. Tonya lives in Chesterland with her husband, son and three small dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music and watching Wheel of Fortune.

 
Samantha Olp

Samantha Olp, Sales Consultant

samantha@cityvisitor.com, 330.636.0146

Samantha is a new mom with a strong background in sales and many years of association with Parent and Travel Magazines, Samantha brings a high level of energy to the City Visitor team with her willingness to work hard and take care of details, she is happy to consult and take time with each client so that she is able to offer them the perfect fit in marketing solutions for their respective business. Samantha has been a part of Northeast Ohio Parent & Northeast Ohio Boomer's sales team for three years.

 
Michelle Vacha

Michelle Vacha, Sales Consultant

michelle@cityvisitor.com, 440.463.0146

Michelle brings with her more than 18 years of experience in sales and marketing. She spent the first nine of those years with the former Cleveland/Akron Family Magazine. In the years that followed, she sold for several other print publications while also gaining some experience in the world of digital marketing. Michelle is excited to join City Visitor’s Team and bring with her a passion for working with local businesses to help them gain exposure in the Northeast Ohio market.

 
Yvonne Pelino

Yvonne Pelino, Sales Consultant

Yvonne@cityvisitor.com, 440.971.0595

Yvonne is a transplant from Pittsburgh and has many years of sales experience in print, cable television and radio, including hosting an on-air call-in talk show. Yvonne is excited about joining City Visitor’s Team to assist businesses in reaching the ever growing visitor market as well as those relocating to Northeast Ohio. Yvonne is also a Sales Consultant for Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond. As a Baby Boomer herself, she enjoys dining out, dancing and listening to oldies music.

 
Janyse Heidy

Janyse Heidy, Sales Consultant

janyse@cityvisitor.com, 330.671.3886

Janyse has more than 20 years of sales experience in the Northeast Ohio  advertising market where she has worked as a Sales Manager for Mahoning Valley Parent magazine and Akron Family magazine, Janyse has been with Northeast Ohio Parent since its first issue in March 2014 and she is excited about joining City Visitor’s Team to assist businesses in reaching the growing visitor market as well as those relocating to Northeast Ohio. Janyse enjoys helping in many different media outlets. . as well as spending quality time with her two granddaughters.

 
Chris Geer

Chris Geer, Sales Consultant

chris@cityvisitor.com, 330.614.8471

Chris Geer brings a wealth of experience and strong business acumen developed from his experiences at Time Warner Cable Media, Miller Brewing Co., PolyOne and Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group. Chris has been with Northeast Ohio Parent since its first issue in March 2014.  Chris is excited to join the City Visitor Team to help businesses communicate to the growing visitor and relocation markets. Chris resides in Copley, Ohio with his wife and 3 children.