100 Years of Advancing Destinations

Cheryl Kilday, CDME


President & CEO, Visit Spokane
DMAI Member Since: 1995

Cheryl has more than 25 years experience in the tourism industry including destinations in Oregon, Virginia and Washington State. 

She is President of the Washington State Destination Marketing Organization, serves on the Board of the Washington Tourism Alliance as Vice Chair, and is on the Board of the Spokane Symphony. Cheryl has earned the prestigious designation as a Certified Destination Marketing Executive and a Certified Tourism Ambassador.

Career honors include receiving the 2010 Judy Patterson Tourism Award, earning organizational accreditation for Visit Loudoun; a 2008 Emmy® Award for a series of heritage videos as well as awards from US Travel Association and Marketing Association International.