DMAI Announces 2016 '30 Under 30' Class

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), along with founding program partner SearchWide and supporting sponsors IMEX and USAE, have announced the participants of their 2016 "30 Under 30" program, which recognizes up-and-coming individuals in the destination marketing profession.

These 30 industry professionals, all 30 years of age and under, will participate in professional development, volunteer, and networking opportunities throughout 2016. They were selected from 95 applications -- the largest group of submissions since the program's inception in 2011.

Recipients will be recognized at DMAI's annual convention on Monday, Aug. 1, in Minneapolis, MN, immediately following the opening keynote speech.

Below is the full list of the 2016 "30 Under 30" class.

Ashley Andrews, Lake Placid - Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism 
Andrea Barnhill, VISIT FLORIDA 
Kaitie Burger, Discover Lehigh Valley 
Rasheeda Burgess, Bermuda Tourism Authority 
Torri Christian, Destination DC 
Kevin Crowley, Juneau CVB 
Neil Curiel, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel 
Christopher Deschenes, San Francisco Travel Association 
Janet Elkins, Meet Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association 
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 

Read more at DMAI's website.