Chelsea Dunlop Welter

Senior Director of Board Governance & Operations
+1.202.835.4218 | [email protected]

Chelsea Welter is the organization's Senior Director of Board Governance & Operations managing both the Association and Foundation boards and committee activities. Welter also helps oversee the Advocacy Rapid Response Program by coordinating with the Advocacy & Research team and supporting the team in project management needs.

Prior to joining Jack Johnson’s team at Destinations International, she held the role of Senior Director of Operations and supported the executive office, as Don Welsh’s Executive Assistant.  Welter joined Destinations International (DMAI) in 2016, however, she worked previously with Don Welsh as his Executive Assistant at Choose Chicago before departing for Washington DC. Welter also held a previous career in commercial property management working for a large international real estate management company in both Chicago and New York City, and most recently served as the Assistant Property Manager in a Chicago high rise commercial property on Michigan Avenue for a regional real estate management firm.  In this role she was directly responsible for the daily operational management and oversight of a class A property with a focus on tenant and vendor relationship, contract compliance, financial reporting and conflict resolution. 

Welter is a graduate of Michigan State University (BA) and Florida State University (MA) with a major in History and American Dance Studies respectively.