30 Under 30 Alumni Council

The 30 Under 30 Alumni Council will work closely with Destinations International staff in an advisory capacity to help improve alumni engagement opportunities and shape the future of the 30 Under 30 program.

The 2021 Council will consist of up alumni who will serve from January-December 2021. Those selected for the Council will have the opportunity to take on a leadership role within Destinations International, share your thought leadership with the tourism industry at large, network with and mentor other 30 Under 30 honorees and have a voice in the future of the 30 Under 30 program.


  • Assist in the development of professional development opportunities for the current class of 30u30s.
  • Facilitate mentorship opportunities for the current class of 30u30s.
  • Organize virtual and physical networking opportunities for other 30u30 alumni.
  • Help drive educational content and thought leadership for the tourism industry at large.


  • Those selected to join the Alumni Council will be expected to complete the following during their one-year term:
    • Assist with content development for one professional development webinar in your area of expertise.
    • Write one blog post for the DI blog on an industry-related topic of your choosing.
    • Actively participate in the 30 Under 30 group of the Online Community.
    • Assist with the development of an alumni mentorship program to launch with the 30 Under 30 class of 2021.
  • Help coordinate networking opportunities for all 30 Under 30s, including virtual networking events as well as meetups at industry events (virtual and in-person).
  • Help plan and coordinate a "Young Leaders" educational series featuring content and activities of all 30 Under 30s. The series will consist of a Destinations International-produced quarterly webinar and a quarterly e-newsletter with access available to all Destinations International members.


  • Amanda Eckelbarger, Elkhart County (IN) CVB, Class of 2014
  • Angela “Fig” Wirkler, Boulder CVB, Class of 2017
  • Barry Draper, Explore St. Louis, Class of 2018
  • Brandon Hall, Discover the Palm Beaches, Class of 2014
  • Cambria Jones, Visit Southlake, Class of 2017
  • Chris Lewis, Tourism Kelowna, Class of 2016
  • Christina Erny, Reno Tahoe, Class of 2013
  • Christine Zetzl, Visit Indy, Class of 2018
  • Cody Chomiak, Tourism Winnipeg, Class of 2012
  • Erin Randall, Oklahoma City CVB, Class of 2019
  • Jeremiah Cook, Experience Rochester (MN), Class of 2018
  • Joan Kranovich, Visit Quad Cities, Class of 2012
  • Juliet Velazquez, Greater Miami CVB, Class of 2019
  • Liz Mabe, Discover Puerto Rico, Class of 2014
  • Sarah Justine Leduc-Villeneuve, Tourisme Montreal, Class of 2018
  • Wesley Lucas, Visit Frisco, Class of 2017
  • Zeek Coleman, Visit Savannah, Class of 2013