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.

2022 Committee Members

  • Karin Aaron
  • Hilina Ajackaiye, Greater Boston Conventions & Visitors Bureau
  • Karina Anthony, Meet AC
  • Jose Arana, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Renee Areng, Explore Brookhaven Georgia
  • Tania Armenta, Visit Albuquerque
  • Paul Arrigo, Visit Baton Rouge
  • Mariya Baker, Explore Branson
  • Seth Barlow, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • John Barnett, Tempest
  • Pamela Benson, Richmond Region Tourism
  • Tracy Berkeley, Bermuda Tourism Authority
  • Lisa Bethea, Visit Frisco
  • Mia Blom, Visit Baltimore
  • Brandee Bolden, Visit St. Pete Clearwater
  • Sonya Bradley, Visit Sacramento (Co-Chair)
  • Domenic Bravo, Visit Cheyenne
  • Arron Brooks, CFO by Design
  • Stephanie Brown, SMARInsights
  • David Burgess, Miles Partnership
  • Adam Burke, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
  • Timothy Bush, OneSpartanburg, Inc. (Co-Chair)
  • Courtney Cacatian, Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Melissa Cherry, Miles Partnership
  • Cody Chomiak, Bandwango
  • Royce Chwin, Destination Vancouver
  • Terence Concannon, Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Zac Craig, Oklahoma City CVB
  • Rob DeCleene, Visit South Bend Mishawaka
  • Jayne DeLuce, Visit Champaign County
  • Greg DeShields, Tourism Diversity Matters
  • Sean Dixon, Visit Topeka
  • Barry Draper, Explore St. Louis
  • Carleigh Dworetzky, Knowland
  • Stephen Ekstrom, The Tourism Academy
  • LaChelle Evans, Visit Frisco
  • Tracy Farhad, Visit Tri-Valley
  • Nichole Farley, Visit Salt Lake
  • Dario Flota, Mexican Caribbean Tourism Board
  • Amanda Fox, CMP, Visit Rochester
  • Erin Francis-Cummings, Destination Analysts
  • Cara Frank, Simpleview
  • Maura Gast, Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Dionte Gavin, Visit Tallahassee
  • Annette Gregg, Meeting Professionals International
  • Willma Harvey, River Parishes Tourist Commission
  • Kellie Henderson, Searchwide Global
  • Michelle Hergenrother, Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau
  • Monique Holmes, Tourism Toronto
  • Al Hutchinson, Visit Baltimore
  • Shirin Jafari, Next Factor
  • Charles Jeffers, Visit Baltimore
  • James Jessie, Travel Portland
  • Miranda Ji, CMP,  Victoria Conference Centre & Business Events Victoria
  • Linda John, Linda John Consulting LLC
  • Kristie Johnson, The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Matthew Jones, Directions Consulting Group
  • Dzidra Junior, YMCA of the Rockies
  • Connie Kinnard, Miami CVB
  • Yrjötapii Kivisaari, Visit Oulu
  • David Kliman, The Kliman Group, Inc.
  • Alex Krosney, Travel Manitoba
  • Kristin Lamoureux, Virginia Tech University
  • Isaiah Little, Newark Happening
  • Monya Mandich, Expedia Group
  • Kiki Mannear, Louisiana's River Parishes
  • Nan Marchand Beauvois, U.S. Travel Association
  • Michelle Mason, Association Forum
  • Cassandra McAuley, MMGY Next Factor
  • Matthew McDaniel, New Orleans & Company
  • Daniella Middleton, Development Counsellors International (DCI)
  • Randi Morritt, Visit Aurora
  • Claribel Muriel, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Nandi Nadkarni, Analytics + Insights
  • Angela Nelson, Travel Portland
  • Brenda Newbern, Cape Girardeau Convention & Visitors Bureau - VisitCape
  • Jason Outman, Explore Branson
  • Rachel Pearson, Experience Scottsdale
  • Lauran Peoples, Richmond Region Tourism
  • John Percy, Destination Niagara USA
  • Sergio Piedra, Discover the Palm Beaches
  • Erin Rheinschild, True Omni
  • Katie Rhoads, Visit Loudoun
  • Donald Richardson, Brand USA
  • Stacy Ritter, Visit Lauderdale
  • Stephanie Rodriguez, Visit Tampa Bay
  • Xiomara Rodriguez, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Brian Ross, Experience Columbus
  • Marci Ross, Maryland Office of Tourism
  • Jenn Schaal, Meet Minneapolis
  • Bruno Schwartz, Destination DC
  • Sydney Solland, Tourism Kelowna
  • Jacob Steinman, Travelability
  • Roz Stuttley, Choose Chicago/Choose Chicago Foundation
  • Rickey Thigpen, Visit Jackson (Mississippi)
  • Roberta Tisdul, Visit Indy
  • Susan Tucker, Houston First Corporation
  • Jennifer Vacek, VisitPITTSBURGH
  • Tina Valdecanas, Clarity of Place
  • Dianna Waldroup, Destination DC
  • Crystal Walker, Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Sarah Welsh, Visit Orlando
  • Najauna White, The Diversity Movement
  • Sabrina Wilson, Miles Partnership

Destinations International Staff Liaison

  • Sophia Hyder Hock, Chief Diversity Officer