Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee will lead and engage strategic planning and programmatic initiatives and opportunities that will impact structural social change for the benefit of destination organizations and their communities globally focused on 5 core areas: CEO Engagement, Industry Partnerships, University Partnerships, Research and Workforce Development.

2019-2020 Committee Members

  • Kellie Henderson, SearchWide Global (Co-Chair)
  • Al Hutchinson, Visit Baltimore (Co-Chair)
  • John Percy, Destination Niagara USA (Co-Chair)
  • Alex Krosney, Travel Manitoba
  • Andrew Said, Tourism Toronto
  • Angela Nelson, Experience Grand Rapids
  • Bennish Brown, Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Brenda Newbern, VisitCape-Cape Girardeau Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Bruno Schwartz, Destination DC
  • Butch Spyridon, Nashville CVC
  • Cambria Jones, Visit Southlake
  • Cara Frank, Simpleview
  • Charles Jeffers, Visit Batlimore
  • Christina Erny, Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Cleo Battle, Louisville Tourism
  • Connie Kinnard, Miami CVB
  • Crystal Walker, Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Dan Williams, Experience Columbus
  • Dasha Runyan, Richmond Region Tourism
  • David Kliman, The Kliman Group, Inc
  • David Burgess, Miles Partnership
  • Derek Kirk, Visit SLO CAL
  • Devin Lewis, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Dzidra Junior, MGM Resorts International
  • Elliott Ferguson, Destination DC
  • Gregory DeShields, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Isaiah Little, Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • J. Auvis Cole
  • James Jessie, Travel Portland
  • Jennifer Foster, STR, Inc.
  • Jessica Strasser, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jessie Wick, Bellweather Agency
  • John Tanzella, IGLTA
  • Karin Aaron
  • Leonard Hoops, Visit Indy
  • Lorne Edwards, Visit Phoenix
  • Marci Ross, Maryland Office of Tourism
  • Michelle Mason, Association Forum
  • Milton Segarra, Coastal Mississippi
  • Monique Holmes, Tourism Toronto
  • Monya Mandich, Expedia Group
  • Najauna White, Discover Durham
  • Nan Marchand Beauvois, U.S. Travel Association
  • Neetu Singhal, Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Nicole King-Smith, Lee County Visitor Convention Bureau
  • Rickey Thigpen, Visit Jackson (Mississippi)
  • Roberta Tisdul, Visit Indy
  • Sabrina Wilson, Miles Partnership
  • Terence Concannon, Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Wendy Olson Killion, Expedia, Inc.

Destinations International Staff Liaison

  • Melissa Cherry, Chief Operating Officer