Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy

Sponsored By:

Osg Partner Lockup K


Welcome OTLA Class of 2018!  

Img 5629 Matt Robertson AAA
Img 5639 Sara Park Ashtabula County CVB
Img 5628 Meghan Rodriguez Athens County CVB
Img 5642 Cathryn Stanley Belmont County Tourism Council, Inc.
Img 5641 Elizabeth Robinson Cincinnati USA CVB
Img 5646 Jeffrey R. Blom Clermont County CVB
Img 5158 Susan Valentine-Scott Clinton County CVB
Img 5633 Kelly Florian Coshocton CVB
Img 5632 Kirstie Mack Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau
Img 5627 Eric Embacher Destination Cleveland
Img 5622 Allison Humes Dublin CVB
Img 5645 Marie Medford Experience Columbus
Img 5631 Jonathan Eyman Fun Bus Adventures
Img 5644 Jason Brill Great Lakes Publishing
Img 5624 Jeni Bertke Greater Grand Lake Region
Img 5638 James Martin  Hocking Hills Tourism Association
Img 5635 Pam Miller Indian Lake Area Chamber/CVB
Img 5630 1 Scott Dockus Lake County Visitors Bureau
Img 5626 Jennifer Yochem Lake Erie Shores & Islands
Img 5625 Jamie Glavic National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
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Paola Santiago Del Castillo

TourismOhio
Img 5640 2 Tonya Prater Travel Inspired Living
Img 5623 Allison Rowe Visit Canton
Img 5643 Danielle Wilkin Visit Findlay
Img 5634 Dany Adams Visit Grove City
Img 5636 Bobbi Taylor Xanterra Parks & Resorts

Please Reach Out to Chad Duplain at cduplain@ohiotravel.org to Be
Added to the Application Distribution List for 2019

Program Details: 

The Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy builds leaders by building knowledge, developing leadership skills, strengthening networks, and informing participants about the responsibilities of boardmanship. The program consists of six classes with session locations taking place in the Greater Columbus area. Each session begins at 10 am and concludes at 3 pm.

The Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy meets monthly, January through June, to learn about opportunities and challenges of Ohio's travel industry. Class members have included those from attractions, museums, theme parks, CVBs, local government, state agencies, federal legislators, restaurants, hotels and more. 

During the sessions, you are introduced to critical regional and statewide travel issues. Meet and discuss issues with leaders from statewide public, private and non-profit-related agencies. Through panel discussions, roundtables, presentations, tours and more, the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy builds a stronger Ohio by building stronger leaders.

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2018 Schedule

Jan. 24, 2018

Leadership and the Economy


Feb. 28, 2018

Tourism, Arts and Culture


March 28, 2018

Legislative Advocacy


April 25, 2018

Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation


May 23, 2018

Media and Communications


June 20, 2018

Historic Preservation and Heritage, Final Group Projects


Sept. 2018

Graduation During the Ohio Conference on Travel