Development Committee

The Foundation Development Committee shall have the responsibility for the strategic planning, development and implementation of the Foundation's annual fundraising and development initiatives and goals, both long-term and short-term, including, but not limited to the Annual Investment Campaign, fundraising events, organizational giving campaigns, endowments and any future opportunities that might benefit the Foundation both in funds and resource development.

2024 Committee Members

  • Adam Burke, President & CEO, LA Tourism & Convention Board
  • Alex Michaels, CDME, President & CEO, Visit Lehigh Valley
  • Alison Brooks, VP, Destination Experience and Advocacy, Visit Mesa
  • Amir Eylon, President & CEO, Longwoods International
  • Angela Nelson, CTA, VP of DEI, Travel Portland
  • Berkeley Young, President, Young Strategies, Inc
  • Carrie Westergard, Executive Director, Visit Boise
  • Jerad Bachar, CDME, President & CEO, Visit Pittsburgh
  • Jeremiah Cook, Tourism Director, Visit College Station
  • Jessica Ireland, Founder & CEO, Sunshine & Bourbon
  • John Percy, CDME (Co-Chair), President & CEO, Destination Niagara USA
  • Julie Gilbert, CDME, President & CEO, Destination Door County
  • Kristin McGrath, CDME, President & CEO, Visit Pasadena
  • Laura Libby, President of Destination Marketing, Miles Partnership
  • Michele Erickson, Director of Partnership, LS Direct
  • Renee Areng, CDME, President & CEO, Explore Brookhaven
  • Robin Hunden, CEO, Hunden Partners
  • Trevor Tkach, President & CEO, Traverse City Tourism
  • Vail Ross, Managing Director, 2Synergize
  • Victoria Clarke, CDME (Co-Chair), President & CEO, Visit Mississauga

Destinations International Staff Liaison

  • Chelsea Welter, SVP of Governance & Administration

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