Travel executive Doreen Maxfield has been named chairwoman of the Salt Lake Sister Cities program.

Maxfield, an account executive with Crossroads Travel, was director of membership and finance for the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce from 1976 to 1987.

Maxfield's appointment comes in the 30th year of the Matsumoto, Japan, relationship. A delegation from Japan, as well as the city's other paired cities, Quezon City, the Philippines, and Keelung, Taiwan, will celebrate the relationship during Salt Lake's annual Days of '47 pioneer day celebrations.

The city also has ties with Oruro, Bolivia.