Former Baltimore CVA Head Carroll Armstrong Passes Away


Baltimore, MD – Carroll Armstrong, who led the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association (BACVA) for nearly a decade, died of pneumonia December 20. Armstrong was in charge of the BACVA from 1996 until February 2003 when he stepped into a consulting role for the agency.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. EST December 30 at St. Ignatius Church, 740 North Calvert, Baltimore, MD 21202. A viewing will take place at 10 a.m.

A one-time jazz musician who studied at The Juilliard School in New York City, Armstrong held various upper-level sales and marketing positions with the convention bureaus in Washington, D.C., New Orleans and San Diego, where he was marketing director for the San Diego Convention Center. He began his career in the convention industry in his hometown of Baltimore, where he worked as a sales executive for the Baltimore Convention Bureau from 1978 until 1981.

Armstrong was also an active member of industry associations, including the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He was a past chairman of the Awards Committee for the International Association for Exposition Management (IAEM, now IAEE) and a co-founder and national president of the Association for Convention Marketing Executives (ACME).

Reach Tom Noonan, president and CEO of Visit Baltimore, at (410) 659-7300 or; Mrs. Carroll (Barbara) Armstrong at (410) 464-0510 or via mail at 32 Roland Green, Baltimore, MD 21210