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.

2023 Committee Members

  • Adam Burke, President & CEO, LA Tourism & Convention Board (Co-Chair)
  • Alex Michaels, President & CEO, Discover Lehigh Valley
  • Amir Eylon, President & CEO, Longwoods International
  • John Percy, President & CEO, Destination Niagara USA (Co-Chair)
  • Juliet Velazquez, Associate, Tourism and Destination Development, JLL
  • Kaitlin Eskelson, President/CEO, Visit Salt Lake
  • Kristin McGrath, Executive Director, Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Laura Libby, Senior Vice President, Miles Partnership
  • Renee Areng, Executive Director/CEO, Explore Brookhaven
  • Stephanie Brown, Executive Vice President, SMARInsights
  • Trevor Tkach, President & CEO, Traverse City Tourism
  • Yoshiko Maruyama, Chief Consultant, World Business Associates Co., Ltd.
  • Scott White, President & CEO, Visit Greater Palm Springs
  • Jessica Ireland, Founder, Sunshine & Bourbon
  • Annie Rummel, President & CEO, Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Dave Herrell, President & CEO, Visit Quad Cities
  • Julie Gilbert, President & CEO, Destination Door County
  • Vail Ross, SVP, Global Business Development & Marketing, STR

Destinations International Staff Liaison

  • Chelsea Welter, SVP of Governance & Administration

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