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DMO CULTURAL PRACTITIONERS

Melissa Cherry
VP, Cultural Tourism & Neighborhoods,
Choose Chicago
72 E Randolph, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
T: 312.567.8454
Email
www.choosechicago.com

JoAnn Haden-Miller - CO-CHAIR
Director of Consumer Markets
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

233 Peachtree Street, NE Ste 100
Atlanta, GA 30303
T: 404.521.6659
Email
www.atlanta.net

*Colleen Kalchthaler - VICE CHAIR
Director, Cultural Tourism
VisitPITTSBURG

120 Fifth Avenue Ste 2800
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
T: 412.325.0281
Email
www.visitpittsburgh.com

Lisa Hasenbalg
Sr. Director, Arts & Culture Strategy
San Francisco Travel
One Front Street, 29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
T: 415.227.2659
Email
www.sanfrancisco.travel

Michael McDowell
Vice President, Arts & Culture and Cultural Tourism Affinity Groups
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
333 S. Hope St., 18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
T: 213.236.2328
Email
www.discoverlosangeles.com

*Tracey Wickersham - CO-CHAIR
Director of Cultural Tourism
Seattle's Convention & Visitors Bureau

701 Pike Street Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98101
T: 206.461.5812
Email
www.visitseattle.org

EX OFFICIO

*Linda Harper
Principal, LHarper & Associates
4501 15th Street North
Arlington, VA 22207
T: 202.494.9807
Email

 

Bill Nix
President, Nix Communications Group
3430 Blvd. Chatelaine
Delray Beach, FL 33445
T: 561.573.0713
Email

TOURISM INDUSTRY

Sheila Armstrong
President, US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council
2 Tomotley Court
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
T: (843) 341-6392
Email
www.uscht.com
www.theculturaltraveler.com

Randy Cohen
VP of Research & Policy
Americans for the Arts 

6TH Floor, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005 
T: 202.371.2830 
Email
www.ArtsUSA.org

*Kimber Craine
Director of Program Initiatives
President’ Committee on the Arts & Human

1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 528
Washington, DC 20506
T: 202.682.5661
Email
www.pcah.gov

 

*Barbara Steinfeld
President, Visit Tri-Valley
5075 Hopyard, Rd I, Ste 240
Pleasanton, CA 94588
T: 925.417.6688
Email
www.travelportland.com

Patricia Washington
President & CEO
Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association

625 N. Washington Street, Ste 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
T: 703.652.5362
Email
visitphilly.com

Berkeley Young
President, Young Strategies
P.O. Box 12600
Charlotte, NC 28220-2600
T: 704.770.3333
Email
www.youngstrategies.com

* Founding Members of CHTA

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