Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee will support and engage strategic planning and programmatic initiatives and opportunities to enable structural social change for the benefit of our members’ communities focused on 5 core areas: CEO Engagement, Industry Partnerships, University Partnerships, Research and Workforce Development.

2021 Committee Members

  • Karin Aaron
  • Marc Anderson, Choose Chicago
  • Imran Ansari, Discover Long Island
  • Renee Areng, Explore Brookhaven Georgia
  • Paul Arrigo, Visit Baton Rouge
  • Seth Barlow, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Cleo Battle, Louisville Tourism
  • Regena Bearden, Memphis Tourism
  • Lisa Bethea, Visit Frisco
  • Ali Bibeau, Greater Miami CVB
  • Domenic Bravo, Visit Cheyenne
  • Bennish Brown, Augusta CVB
  • Martesha Brown, Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • David Burgess, Miles Partnership
  • Adam Burke, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
  • Courtney Cacatian, Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Eduardo Chaillo, Global Meetings and Tourism Specialists, LLC
  • Julie Coker, San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Chris Collinson, Connect Travel
  • Terence Concannon, Go Lake Havasu
  • George Cooley, Experience Prince George's
  • Brad Dean, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Jayne DeLuce, Visit Champaign County
  • Gregory DeShields, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau/PHL Diversity
  • Barry Draper, Explore St. Louis
  • Lorne Edwards, Visit Phoenix
  • Christina Erny, Reno Tahoe (Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority)
  • LaChelle Evans, Visit Frisco
  • Amir Eylon, Longwoods International
  • Elliott Ferguson, Destination DC
  • Jennifer Foster, STR
  • Erin Francis-Cummings, Destination Analysts
  • Cara Frank, Simpleview
  • Courtney Freeman, Visit Oxnard
  • Maura Gast, Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Dionte Gavin, Visit Tallahassee
  • Loren Gold, Greater Raleigh CVB
  • Danny Guerrero, MMGY Global
  • Amrita Gurney, CrowdRiff
  • Gretchen Hall, Little Rock CVB
  • Patrick Harrison, Visit Tampa Bay
  • Willma Harvey, River Parishes Tourist Commission
  • Jacquelyn Helton, CMP, CTA, Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Kellie Henderson, Searchwide Global (Co-Chair)
  • Michelle Hergenrother, Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau
  • Monique Holmes, Tourism Toronto
  • Leonard Hoops, Visit Indy
  • Erik Hudson, VenuWorks/Cedar Rapids Tourism
  • Al Hutchinson, Visit Baltimore (Co-Chair)
  • Alastair Jack, Bermuda Tourism Authority
  • Charles Jeffers, Visit Baltimore
  • James Jessie, Travel Portland
  • Miranda JiI, CMP,  Victoria Conference Centre & Business Events Victoria
  • Cambria Jones, Visit Southlake (City of Southlake, Texas)
  • Matthew Jones, Directions Consulting Group
  • Dzidra Junior, MGM Resorts International
  • Nicole King-Smith, Lee County Visitor Convention Bureau
  • Connie Kinnard, Greater Miami CVB
  • David Kliman, The Kliman Group
  • Kurt Krause, VisitNorfolk
  • Alex Krosney, Travel Manitoba
  • Kristin Lamoureux, Virginia Tech University
  • Michael Lee, Jr., Experience Rochester MN
  • Devin Lewis, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Isaiah Little, Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Sue Mageau, Visit Duluth
  • Monya Mandich, Expedia Group
  • Nan Marchand Beauvois, U.S. Travel Association
  • Joseph Marinelli, Visit Savannah
  • Michelle Mason, Association Forum
  • Doug McClain, Newport Beach & Company
  • Michelle McKenzie, Visit Vancouver USA
  • Daniella Middleton, Development Counsellors International (DCI)
  • Diane Morgenthaler, Destination Madison
  • Claribel Muriel, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Angela Nelson, Experience Grand Rapids
  • Brenda Newbern, Cape Girardeau Convention & Visitors Bureau - VisitCape
  • Greg Oates, MMGY Next Factor
  • Wendy Olson Killion, Expedia Group Media Solutions
  • Jason Outman, Explore Branson
  • Nikki Parnell, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Lauran Peoples, Richmond Region Tourism
  • John Percy, Destination Niagara USA (Co-Chair)
  • Cheryl Richards,  VisitDallas
  • Chris Robinson, Visit Salt Lake / South Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Emily Rolston, Destination Missoula
  • Jenny Rose, Tempest
  • Marci Ross, Maryland Office of Tourism
  • Corrina Ruffieux, Visit Elizabeth City
  • Annette Rummel, Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Dasha Runyan, Richmond Region Tourism
  • Andrew Said, Destination Toronto
  • Gary Sanchez, VisitDallas
  • Jenn Schaal, Meet Minneapolis
  • Kavin Schieferdecker, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Bruno Schwartz, Destination DC
  • Milton Segarra, Coastal Mississippi
  • Neetu Singhal, Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Sydney Solland, Tourism Kelowna
  • Butch Spyridon, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
  • Jessica Strasser, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Marie Sueing, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
  • John Tanzella, IGLTA
  • Rickey Thigpen, Visit Jackson (Mississippi)
  • Roberta Tisdul, Visit Indy
  • Trevor Tkach, Traverse City Tourism
  • Jennifer Vacek, VisitPITTSBURGH
  • Crystal Walker, Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • April Walter, Visit Macon
  • Megan Weisinger, Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Najauna White, Discover Durham
  • Dan Williams, Experience Columbus
  • Sabrina Wilson, Miles Partnership

Destinations International Staff Liaison

  • Melissa Cherry