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									                                                                                                               Kristen Clemens
                                                                                 Vice President of Marketing & Communications
                                                                                                                 Andrea Cates
                                                                                       Manager of Marketing & Communications

                          Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)
                            Announces 2012-13 Foundation Board of Trustees

SEATTLE, WA (July 17, 2012) – Destination Marketing Association International announced the incoming Destination
& Travel Foundation Board of Trustees during the 98th Annual Convention, July 16-18, 2012, in Seattle, Washington.

Destination & Travel Foundation trustees serve a three-year term and contribute valuable industry leadership and
perspective to the Foundation. The Foundation exists to enhance and complement the destination management and
travel industries through research, education, visioning and developing resources and partnerships for those efforts.

Incoming Foundation Executive Committee:
    • Craig Davis, CDME, VisitPittsburgh, PA USA (Chair)
    • Robin Carson, Kingsmill Resort & Spa, VA USA (Chair-Elect)
    • Cleo Battle, CDME, Richmond Metropolitan CVB, VA USA (Secretary/Treasurer)
    • Barry Biggar, CDME, Visit Fairfax, VA USA (Immediate Past-Chair)
    • Paul Serff, Texas Travel Industry Association, TX USA (Member At-Large)

Incoming Foundation Trustees:
    • Diane Bechamps, Virginia Tourism Corporation, VA USA
    • Peggy Bendel, Bendel Communications, NY USA
    • Terry Dale, United States Tour Operators Association, NY USA
    • Joe Marinelli, Visit Savannah, GA USA
    • Stephanie Mays-Boyd, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, PA USA
    • Martha Sheridan, CMP, Providence Warwick CVB, RI USA (DMAI Chair-Elect)
    • Harry Sladich, CTA, Red Lion Hotels, WA USA
    • David Whitaker, Tourism Toronto, Canada

Continuing Trustees:
   • Alison Best, CDME, Santa Monica CVB, CA USA
   • Cole Carley, CDME, Coal Car Communications, ND USA
   • Donna Carpenter, CDME, Cabarrus County CVB, NC USA
   • Greg Hybl, American Express Company, NY USA
   • Connie Kinnard, Nashville CVB, TN USA
   • Mike Mooney, Greater Phoenix CVB, AZ USA
   • Bernie Schraer, Northstar Meetings Group, NJ USA
   • Monica Smith, CDME, CMP, CASE, CAE, Macon-Bibb County CVB, GA USA
   • Mark Thompson, CMP, Plano CVB, TX USA
   • Hank Todd, Hank Todd Solutions Group, MN USA

For more information, visit www.destinationtravel.org.


The Destination & Travel Foundation is a combined effort between the US Travel Association and Destination Marketing
Association International to enhance the destination marketing and travel professions through research, education, visioning and
development of resources and partnerships for those efforts. The Foundation is classified as a charitable organization, under
Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1954. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible as charitable
contributions. Get updated information at www.destinationtravel.org.

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