State Tourism Director of the Year

 


Honoring a tourism director that has clearly influenced the obvious and measurable improvement of a state’s "travel and tourism profile" with his or her leadership. Each year, such success is measured in relationship to the amount of money and staff that the director has at his or her disposal.

Candidates are nominated by other state tourism directors and a slate of three finalists is presented for selection by ballot.
For more information on nominating a State Tourism Director, contact ncstd@ustravel.org

 

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Congratulations to the 2018 State Tourism Director of the Year

SARA OTTE COLEMAN

Director, North Dakota Tourism Division
 

Previous Winners


2017 State Tourism Director of the Year
KYLE EDMISTON
Assistant Secretary
Louisiana Office of Tourism

 

2016 State Tourism Director of the Year
VICKI VARELA
Director
Utah Office of Tourism, Film & Global Branding

 

2015 State Tourism Director of the Year
JOHN EDMAN
Director
Explore Minnesota Tourism

 

2014 State Tourism Director of the Year
JIM HAGEN
Secretary
South Dakota Department of Tourism

 

2013 State Tourism Director of the Year
SUSAN WHITAKER
Former Commissioner
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

 

2012 State Tourism Director of the Year
DIANE SHOBER
Executive Director
Wyoming Office of Tourism

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