Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is comprised of 10 leaders in our industry representing our past, present and future in various roles, destinations and verticals.  The committee is not only responsible for leading the nomination and selection process for the Destinations International Hall of Fame and Destinations International Destination Organization Leader Award honorees, but the development of criteria and guidelines for these awards and any future awards that might be developed.

2023 Committee Members​

  • Carson Lambeth, Vice President, Civitas
  • Jennifer Boes, Executive Director, Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • John Groh, President/CEO, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO, Visit Lake Charles
  • Maura Gast, Executive Director, Visit Irving {Co-Chair)
  • Marc Garcia, President & CEO, Visit Mesa
  • Melvin Tennant, President & CEO, Meet Minneapolis (Co-Chair)
  • Ryan George, CEO, Simpleview
  • Stephanie Clovechok, CEO, Discover Saskatoon 
  • Tania Armenta, President & CEO, Visit Albuquerque
  • Travis Napper, Director, Arkansas Tourism

Destinations International Staff Liaison

  • Chelsea Welter, SVP of Governance & Administration

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