Saratoga Springs, NY – Discover Saratoga is pleased to announce the hiring of MacKenzie Zarzycki and Alyssa Aufiero and the promotion of Kayla Weitz.

Discover Saratoga welcomes MacKenzie Zarzycki, who joined the team as Director of Marketing and Communications. MacKenzie is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the bureau’s marketing efforts. Her responsibilities also include website management, public relations and social media. Previously, MacKenzie worked as Communications Manager at DeCrescente Distributing Company where she oversaw all internal and external communications. MacKenzie graduated with a master’s degree in Public Relations from Quinnipiac University. She currently serves on two local boards: Leadership Saratoga Alumni Association and COESA. MacKenzie is also part of the SPAC Junior Committee.

Discover Saratoga welcomes Alyssa Aufiero, who joined the team as Wedding and Sales Manager. Alyssa brings with her more than five years of experience in the event management and hospitality industry. Most recently, Alyssa worked as the Sales Manager for the Courtyard by Marriott and Excelsior Springs Event Center where she focused primarily on the wedding market and social events. Alyssa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Business from the University of Albany. She is an active member of the MPI Upstate New York Chapter, where she currently serves on the communications committee.

Discover Saratoga is pleased to announce the promotion of Kayla Weitz to Director of Convention Services. Kayla started at Discover Saratoga as Wedding Market Manager – Sales Coordinator and was quickly promoted to Director of Weddings & Sales Events, where she serviced the wedding, corporate and education markets as well as assisted with internal sales events. Before working at Discover Saratoga, Kayla worked at The Sagamore Resort, The Otesaga Resort and The Saratoga Hilton. Kayla graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and a bachelor's degree in fine arts in Theatre Performance from Niagara UniversityKayla has become an invaluable member of the Discover Saratoga team and we wish her much success in her new position.

“We have a very exciting time ahead of us,” said President Darryl Leggieri. “We believe that with MacKenzie and Alyssa on board, along with Kayla in her new position, we will be able to meet the mission of the bureau and show continued value to our members.”

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About Discover Saratoga

Discover Saratoga, known as the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, is a key economic development engine for this community; our mission is to contribute a positive impact on the local economy by promoting and marketing Saratoga Springs and Saratoga County as a world-class destination for meetings, conventions and groups. For more information about Discover Saratoga, please visit