The Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy meets monthly, January through June, to learn about opportunities and challenges of Ohio's travel industry. Class members have included those from attractions, museums, theme parks, convention & visitors bureaus, local government, state agencies, federal legislators, restaurants, hotels and other sectors of the travel industry.
|Denise Krauss||Destination Cleveland|
|Lindsay Friedman||Hocking Hills Tourism Association|
|Allen Fraley||Noble County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau|
|Christina Beargie||Ohio History Connection|
|Amanda Januzzi||Columbus Zoo & Aquarium|
|Sarah Lilly||Visit Grove City|
|Lexi Sweet||Experience Columbus|
|Tracy Daniels||Clinton County CVB|
|Marty Brown||Hocking Hills Adventures|
|Mindy Brems||Coshocton Visitors Bureau|
|Amanda Caig||Toledo Zoo|
|Morgan Wright||Greater Cleveland Aquarium|
|Jessica Greathouse||Great Lakes Publishing|
|Alissa Preston||Hancock Co. CVB|
|Yancy Deering||Cincinnati USA CVB|
|Brittany Cook||Destination Seneca County|
|Kelly Taylor||Marion Area CVB|
|Codi Mast||Homestead Furniture|
|Beatrice Mitchell||Ohio Travel Association|
|Matthew Staugler||Darke County VB|
|Tricia Barbee||Treasure Grove Travel|
|Patricia Ratliff||Bucyrus Tourism & Visitors Bureau|
The Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy builds leaders by building knowledge, developing leadership skills, strengthening networks and informing participants about the responsibilities of boardmanship. The program consists of six classes with session locations taking place in the Greater Columbus area. Each session begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m.
During the sessions, you will be introduced to critical regional and statewide tourism issues. You will meet and discuss issues with leaders from statewide public, private and non-proﬁt-related agencies. Through panel discussions, roundtables, presentations, tours and other activities, the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy will build a stronger Ohio by building stonger leaders within the tourism industry.
“Being a part of the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy really polished my knowledge on Ohio tourism. I got to connect with fellow Ohio Travel Association members throughout Ohio and get to know them much better.
Jan. 25, 2017
Ohio Arts and Culture, Transportation
Feb. 8, 2017
March 8, 2017