100 Years of Advancing Destinations

DMAI 30 Under 30

DMAI, along with founding program partner SearchWide and supporting sponsors IMEX and USAE, has announced the participants of the 2016 “30 Under 30” program.

Investing in the future generation of destination experts, 30 individuals, 30 years of age and under, have be selected to gain valuable industry networking opportunities and increased thought leadership throughout the year.

Congratulations to all of our future industry leaders!

Class of 2016


Ashley Andrews
Lake Placid CVB

Andrea Barnhill

Kaitie Burger
Discover Lehigh Valley

Rasheeda Burgess
Bermuda Tourism Authority

Torri Christian
Destination DC

Kevin Crowley
Travel Juneau

Neil Curiel
The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

Christopher Deschenes
San Francisco Travel Association


Janet Elkins
Meet Minneapolis

Chris Flor
Providence Warwick CVB

Evan Foote-Hudson
Durham CVB

Veronica Gruber
Macon-Bibb County CVB

Brandon Holstein
Madison Area Sports Commission

Angela LaTerra
Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau

Brittany Lauro
Discover Newport

Chris Lewis
Tourism Kelowna

Melissa McClure
Visit Fairfax

James Namude
Brand USA

Kathy Nishimura
Visit Anaheim

Joel Novosad
Victoria CVB

Megumi Robinson
Experience Columbus

Sarah Rowan
Visit Knoxville

Kyle Schatzel
Team San Jose

Peyton Scheller
Visit Spokane

Abby Terhark
Springfield, Missouri CVB

Nick Tolley
Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority

Rachel Troutman
Visit Indy

Rachel Volbert
Visit Huntington Beach

Megan White
Visit Savannah

Michele Wisnesck
Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau