2016-17 OTA Board of Directors

The Ohio Travel Association is governed by industry leaders elected by the membership. These board members represent you - a travel industry professional.  To make sure our board reflects the needs of all members of the industry, the board has regional representatives and prioritizes making sure all sectors are represented equally.

Interested in serving the industry as a member of the Ohio Travel Association board? Check out the OTA Board Leadership Packet for details. Board applications are accepted any time in the event an existing board member is unable to fulfill his or her term.       

Melinda Huntley

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Executive Director
(800) 896-4682 x1
mhuntley@ohiotravel.org

Jodi Burroughs

Jodi Burroughs Hocking Hills Canopy Tours
OTA President
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

Richard Nachazel

Rich
OTA President-Elect
Destination Toledo

Tami Brown

Tami Brown Cleveland Aquarium
OTA Treasurer
Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Jim Mahon

Jim Mahon Akron Summit Cvb
OTA Secretary
Akron/Summit CVB

Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen Hotel Leisure Advisors 1
Immediate Past President
Hotel & Leisure Advisors

Northwest

Lee Alexakos

Lee Alexakos
Cedar Point

Bryan Edwards

Bryan
Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Nicole DeFreitas

Nicole
Jet Express and BGSU

Northeast

Sharrona Burns

Sharrona
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Nichole Cardinale

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Tiffany Gerber

Tiffany Gerber 1 Tuscarawas County CVB

Southwest

Randie Adam

Randoe
Cincinnati USA

Jamie Glavic

Jamie

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Christopher Schutte

Chris

Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

Southeast

Paige Alost

Paige

Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Buddy Butler

Buddy
Stonewall Marketing Group

Brya Long

Brya
Long's Retreat Family Resort

Central

Roger Dudley

Roger
Experience Columbus

Pete Fingerhut

Pete FingerhutThe Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Chris Kerr

Kerr PicClarivoy, Inc.

At-Large

Jason Fallon

Jason
Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Kim Bauer

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Portsmouth-Scioto County Visitors Bureau

Josh Knights

Josh
The Nature Conservancy of Ohio

Leiann Stewart

Leiann StewartMiami County CVB