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.


  • Jose Arana, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Leroy Bridges, Adara
  • Katie Burger
  • Cody Chomiak, Bandwango
  • Zeek Coleman
  • Jeremiah Cook, Experience Rochester MN
  • Sean Dixon, Visit Topeka
  • Barry Draper, Explore St. Louis
  • Carleigh Dworetzky, Knowland
  • Amanda Eckelbarger, Elkhart County, IN CVB
  • Christina Erny, Reno Tahoe
  • Veronica Frazier, Southeast Tourism Society
  • Brandon Hall, The Palm Beaches
  • Kenzi Havlicek, Visit Eau Claire
  • Cambria Jones, SearchWide Global
  • Eddie Kirsch, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
  • Joan Kranovich, Visit Quad Cities
  • Chris Lewis, Tourism Kelowna
  • Ruida Lu, Destination Toronto
  • Wesley Lucas, Visit Frisco
  • Liz Mabe, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Fidel Mitchell, Simpleview
  • Kelly Nagle, Visit Baltimore
  • Hayley Radich, Travel Lane County
  • Erin Randall, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Amelia Ritter, Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Mike Robertson, Fired Up! Culture
  • Stephanie Rodriguez, Visit Tampa Bay
  • Sarah Rowan, Visit Knoxville
  • Taylor Stanley, Visit Lake Charles
  • Yvonne Torres, Destination Door County
  • Juliet Velazquez, JLL
  • Fig Wirkler, Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Christine Zetzl, Visit Indy

Destinations International Staff Liaison

  • David Breisch, Senior Director of Marketing