June 14, 2017: Mike Testa has been hired as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Visit Sacramento, effective on July 1, 2017. Testa succeeds Steve Hammond, who is retiring after leading the agency since 1999. Testa has worked for Visit Sacramento, Sacramento’s convention and visitors bureau, since 2001. He was hired as the Director of Public Relations, and he was promoted to leadership positions in consumer marketing, convention sales and business development. Testa previously worked for the Downtown Sacramento Partnership from 1998 to 2001, directing public relations and marketing activities.