30 Under 30 Past Honorees

Investing in the future generation of destination experts, 30 individuals under the age of 30 will be selected annually to gain valuable industry networking opportunities and increased thought leadership throughout the year.

Class of 2022

  • Alexea Veneracion, Visit Colorado Springs
  • Amy Shen, Destination Toronto
  • Annie Cameron, Discover Halifax
  • April Brown, South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Brianna McEnroe, Discover Long Island
  • Celeste Rodriguez, Visit Reno Tahoe
  • Chris Riggins, Port Aransas Tourism
  • Courtney Swenson, Stafford County (Virginia)
  • Danielle Keller, Explore St. Louis
  • Davelyn Tardi, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Deanna Barclay, Visit Baltimore
  • Jonathan Walker, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kaitlyn Grekoff, VisitDallas
  • Kaitlyn Parham, Cobb Travel & Tourism
  • Katie Ligon, Memphis Tourism
  • Kayla Adams, Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kellie Myers, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Krystal Kusmieruk, Visit Greater Palm Springs
  • Lindsey Steck, Visit Pensacola
  • Mallory Snyder, Visit York County
  • Nick Kleva, Visit South Bend Mishawaka
  • Olivia Celata, New Orleans & Company
  • Olivia Novak, Discover Lancaster
  • Ophelie Le Livec, VisitNorfolk
  • Rasheedi Williams, Visit Orlando
  • Sinothando Adonisi, Cape Town Tourism
  • Skylar Clark, Brand USA
  • Taylor Savage, Experience Columbus
  • Tyler Cole, Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism
  • Zhavier Harris, Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

Class of 2021

  • Alicia Leamer, Travel Juneau
  • Bree Nidds, Discover Lehigh Valley
  • Caleb Sullivan, Discover Jackson (NC)
  • Chase Wharton, Visit Tri-Cities
  • Chelsea Kendall, Visit Anaheim
  • Colleen Dorney, Dutchess Tourism, Inc.
  • Derek Byrne, Visit KC
  • DeShawn Hewgley, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
  • Elizabeth Shanaman, Visit York County (SC)
  • Emily Lake, Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation
  • Emily Zertuche, Visit Corpus Christi
  • Imran Ansari, Discover Long Island
  • Jasmine Armstrong, Visit Philadelphia
  • Jason Letwin, Edmonton Tourism
  • Jeffrey Yau, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Je-Vonna Sampson, NYC & Company
  • Lacee Rudd, Visit Panama City Beach
  • Lauren Huffer, Visit Denver
  • Leonard Williams, Bermuda Tourism Authority
  • Manuel Pimentel, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Mara Rodas, Destination Toronto
  • Maria Santos, Brand USA
  • Mariah Hickman, New Orleans & Company
  • Mary Sayewich, Ottawa Tourism
  • Nate Swick, Visit Indy
  • Rodrido Carreon, Visit Lake Norman
  • Shannon Lowery, Visit Savannah
  • Silei Li, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Zane Harrington, VisitDallas
  • Zeke Ramsell, San Francisco Travel Association

Class of 2020

  • Amanda Scherlin, Visit Casper
  • Amelia Ritter, Visit Detroit
  • Christina Amrhein, VISIT FLORIDA
  • Christine Felton, Visit Austin
  • Courtney Manson, Travel Alberta
  • Diana Kelterborn, Visit Loudoun
  • Erica Riddle, Destination DC
  • Erin Setter, Brand USA
  • Hayley Radich, Travel Lane County
  • Jessie Walker, Visit Baltimore
  • Jonathan Weis, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kylie Leslie, Visit Phoenix
  • Lisa Baird, Visit Oakland
  • Meg Berno, Experience Columbus
  • Michael Hensley, Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Michelle Thana, Visit Vancouver (WA)
  • Michelle Vilas, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Rebecca Wu, Tourism Richmond
  • Rebekah Baughman, Visit Kansas City (KS)
  • Ronneisha Mayo, Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Ryan Shehu, Visit Detroit
  • Stephanie Snelling, Destination Greater Victoria
  • Stephanie Rodriguez, Visit Tampa Bay
  • Taylor Fry, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Taylor Greenwalt, Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Taylor Stanley, Lake Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Tiffany Lutka, DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Tyler Edic, Visit Savannah
  • Wesley Kirkpatrick, Visit Anaheim

Class of 2019

  • Alex Krosney, Travel Manitoba
  • Alexandra Mills, Destination DC
  • Allie Neal, Visit Oakland
  • Asrah Mohammed, Brand USA
  • Autumn Schempp, Visit Fort Collins
  • Azari Jones, Visit San Antonio
  • Brianna Wright, Real Racine
  • Brittany Flores, Visit Albuquerque
  • Caroline Ponessa, Visit Saint Paul
  • Enriqueta Balandra, Visit Sarasota County
  • Erica Rodrigues, Visit Baltimore
  • Erin Craft, Visit Seattle
  • Erin Randall, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Gena Law, Destination Toronto
  • Jordan Musall, Hamilton County Tourism
  • Juliet Velazquez, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kennedy Clayton, Edmonton Tourism
  • Larissa Allen, Visit Savannah
  • Lindsey Bowman, Destination Niagara USA
  • Luke Wiggins, Visit Rogers
  • Melissa Jacobi, Visit Newport Beach Inc
  • Melissa Trost, Destination Gold Coast
  • Mike Robertson, Visit Pittsburgh
  • Najauna White, Discover Durham
  • Nani Almanza, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Omar Lozano, Visit Austin
  • Renee McMahon, Melbourne Convention Bureau
  • Roberto Luis Vigoreaux, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Roxanne Steinhoff, Choose Chicago
  • Taylor Williamson, Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau

Class of 2018

  • Alex Redlin, Visit Fort Worth
  • Alexa Gallagher, Choose Chicago
  • Alexandria Lechlitner, Visit South Bend Mishawaka
  • Amber Burns, Visit Philadelphia
  • Ashley Patton, Visit KC
  • Barry Draper, Explore St. Louis
  • Brendan Pringle, Visit SLO CAL
  • Brianna Prasloski, Tourism Vancouver
  • Calista Klein, Travel Tacoma + Pierce County
  • Cameron Teske, Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Carleigh Dworetzky, Destination DC
  • Chris Robinson, Visit Salt Lake
  • Christine Zetzl, Visit Indy
  • Colleen Costello, Visit Newport Beach Inc
  • Elizabeth Robinson, Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Fidel Mitchell, Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau (TX)
  • George Bansah, Brand USA
  • Jeremiah Cook, Visit Athens (GA)
  • Jonathan Eckelberg, Wisconsin Department of Tourism
  • Kristen Pepper, Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Liana Acevedo, Richmond Region Tourism
  • Michaelean Stewart, Visit Panama City Beach
  • Nancy Gordy, Edmonton Tourism
  • Nick Cusick, Visit Saint Paul
  • Randi Morritt, Visit Aurora
  • Robert Row, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Ruida Lu, Destination Toronto
  • Sarah Alexander, Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Sarah Justine Leduc-Villeneuve, Tourisme Montreal
  • Tamara Thorberg, Visit Seattle

Class of 2017

  • Ahmed Ibrahim, Destination DC
  • Aime O'Keefe, Discover the Palm Beaches
  • Andrea Gardi, Regional Tourism Organization 4
  • Britt Hijkoop, NYC & Company
  • Cambria Jones, Allen Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Chandler Jones, Visit Austin
  • Crystal Solberg, Sunshine Coast Tourism
  • Daniel Schwartz, San Francisco Travel Association
  • Drew Hays, Visit Austin
  • Elena Vizzini, Travel Oregon
  • Emily Hendricks, Visit Saint Paul
  • Fig Wirkler, Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Ivette Wilhelm, Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jake Buchheit, VISIT DENVER
  • Jamie Cox, Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jose Arana, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Joseph Tacynec, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
  • Kara Reed, Visit Indy
  • Katelyn Lieto, Experience Grand Rapids
  • Katie Egresi, Experience Columbus
  • Kenzie Coleman, Visit Omaha
  • Kimberly Franz, Cobb Travel & Tourism
  • Lauren Cleland, Visit Savannah
  • Maranda Tippin, San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Natalie Jamieson, Visit Baltimore
  • Roxanne Lombard, Cape Town Tourism
  • Victoria Lightfoot, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Wesley Lucas, Visit Frisco

Class of 2016

  • Abby Terhark, Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (MO)
  • Andrea Barnhill, VISIT FLORIDA
  • Angela LaTerra, Saratoga Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Ashley Andrews, Lake Placid Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Brandon Holstein, Destination Madison
  • Brittary Lauro, Discover Newport
  • Chris Deschenes, San Francisco Travel Association
  • Chris Flor, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Chris Lewis, Tourism Kelowna
  • Evan Foote-Hudson, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • James Namude, Brand USA
  • Joel Novosad, Explore Victoria
  • Kaitie Burger, Discover Lehigh Valley
  • Kathy Nishimura, Visit Anaheim
  • Kevin Crowley, Travel Juneau
  • Kyle Schatzel, Team San Jose
  • Megan White, Visit Savannah
  • Megumi Robinson, Experience Columbus
  • Melissa McClure, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Michele Wisnesck, Laurel Highlands Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Neil Curiel, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
  • Nicholas Tolley, Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
  • Peyton Scheller, Visit Spokane
  • Rachel Troutman, Visit Indy
  • Rasheeda Burgess, Bermuda Tourism Authority
  • Sarah Rowan, Visit Knoxville
  • Torri Christian, Destination DC
  • Veronica Frazier, Southeast Tourism Society

Class of 2015

  • Amanda Lupino, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Audrey Johnson, Visit Albuquerque
  • Bryan Hayden, Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Caitlyn Blizzard, Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Christy Cachere, Visit Baton Rouge
  • Derek Allman, Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Devon Dow, Brand USA
  • Elizabeth Miller, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Ellie Sprague, Visit Savannah
  • Jessica Carlton, Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Justin Lynch, Visit Syracuse
  • Katy Guion, Visit Tampa Bay
  • Kelly McGrail, Experience Grand Rapids
  • Kristen McGovern, NYC & Company
  • Lacey Cameron, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Laura Bradley, Door County Visitor Bureau
  • Lindsey Horner, Visit South Bend Mishawaka
  • Lisa Barker, Travel Tacoma + Pierce County
  • Mattie Burnham, Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Megan Heron, Experience Kissimmee
  • Narisa Trammell, Visit Austin
  • Sarah Donovan, Visit Fort Worth
  • Scott Streeter, San Francisco Travel Association
  • Shanna Smith, Visit San Antonio
  • Stephanie Thorn, VisitGreenvilleSC
  • Tessa Humphries, Tourism Victoria
  • Tiara Hodges, Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Vanessa Rodriguez, Visit SLO CAL
  • Vanessa Zigich, Visit Sarasota County
  • Yi Lu, Brand USA

Class of 2014

  • Aaron Wodin-Schwartz, Brand USA
  • Amanda Eckelbarger, Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Amos Orr, Visit Lake Charles
  • Ashley Steckel, Visit Pittsburgh
  • Becca Smith, VISIT FLORIDA
  • Brandon Hall, Discover the Palm Beaches
  • Brittany White, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Cat Kessler, Explore Asheville
  • Courtney Sculley, Visit Austin
  • Cynthia Wildman, Vancouver Coast & Mountains Tourism Region
  • Daniel Horsch, Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Eddie Kirsch, Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Elizabeth Dismore, Visit Indy
  • Erin Hanson, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jennifer Valencic, Destination Cleveland
  • Jessica Leonard, Fayette Visitors Bureau
  • Joe Giessler, Tourism Ohio
  • Kat Lewis, Visit Tampa Bay
  • Katie Williams, Convention and VIsitors Bureau of Dunwoody
  • Kimberly Corbets, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kyle Sadewhite, City of Independence (MO) Department of Tourism
  • Leroy Bridges, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Lisa Huber, Visit Saint Paul
  • Liz Mabe, Branson Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Mary Brooks, Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Schuyler Bull, Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Sky Wheeler, Ocala/Marion County Visitors & Convention Bureau

Class of 2013

  • Bobbi Robison, Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Brianna Grimaldi, Visit Newport Beach Inc.
  • Briley Peters, Visit Aurora
  • Carrie Woods, Visit Milwaukee
  • Charlena Owens, Visit Tampa Bay
  • Christina Erny, Visit Reno Tahoe
  • Christy Chase, Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Danielle Johnson, Wisconsin Department of Tourism
  • David Breisch, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Derek Dawson, Visit Pittsburgh
  • Evan Strange, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Gabrielle Andrews, ATL Airport District Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Janel Blanco, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kayla Kiley, Discover Kalamazoo
  • Kelly Nagle, Santa Monica Travel and Tourism
  • Kristen Grissom, Visit Macon
  • Krzysztof Celuch
  • Lyndsi Armenio, Destination DC
  • Mackenzi Havlicek, Visit Eau Claire
  • Marcus Carney, Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitors Bureau
  • Meagan Chiamardas, VISIT FLORIDA
  • Melanie Letterman, Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Hernandez, Explore Minnesota
  • Morgan Snyder, Visit Indy
  • Sarah Katherine Shearin
  • Travis Napper, Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Yvonne Torres, Door County Visitor Bureau
  • Zeek Coleman, Visit Savannah

Class of 2012

  • Alex Souders, Visit Fort Wayne
  • Allyson Ryan, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Andrea Mensink, Experience Columbia SC
  • Ashley Comar, Seattle Southwide Regional Tourism Authority
  • Brooke Whaylen, Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Bryan Lavin, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Christopher Nicholas
  • Cody Chomiak, Tourism Winnipeg
  • Colleen Bormann
  • Dorothy Thames, VISIT FLORIDA
  • Eva Aivaliotis, Visit San Antonio
  • Jacqueline Morales, Somerset County Tourism
  • Jenna Dill, Athens County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jill Lira, Visit Topeka
  • Joan Kranovich, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Katie Bridges, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kelly McCandless, Visit Billings
  • Kirby Hazelton
  • Krisilee Murphy, Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Leah Cast, Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Liron Bendor, Overland Park Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Marisa Liles, Bryan-College Station Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Megan Casey, Visit Orlando
  • Nate Long
  • Sean Dixon, Visit Topeka
  • Stephanie Madden

Class of 2011

  • Allison Potter, Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Arron Brooks, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Ashley-Grace Ramocan, Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism
  • Ben Brast, Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Brian Hodge, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Brooke Holtzman, Team San Jose
  • Casey Canevari, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Conrad Braganza, Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Courtney Ries, Travel Portland
  • David McCarthy, Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Erin Erdmann, Bloomington/Monroe County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jeremy Fairley, Tampa Bay & Company
  • Jodi Bowen, Battle Creek/Calhoun County Visitors & Convention Bureau
  • Kate Stien, Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Katie Hole, Visit Tallahassee
  • Keeley Hruska, Rochester (MN) Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Keith Talbert, Go Wichita
  • Kelly Ryan, Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
  • Kimberly Miles, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kristi Kennedy, Visit Norfolk
  • Laura Whisler, Springfield (MO) Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Le'ann Mayhall-Ardoyno, Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Mandi Engram, Columbia Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Melissa Sabel, Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Nick Mann, Montana's Custer Country, Inc.
  • Ryan Barth, Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association
  • Shalyn Marsh, Visit Topeka, Inc.
  • Shauna Lunda, Tacoma Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Taryn Pratt Sammons, Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Vanessa Wattier, Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau