Louisiana Travel Association introduces 2018 class of the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy

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LAFAYETTE – The Louisiana Travel Promotional Association (LTPA) – which voted Tuesday to change its name to the Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) – announced the 2018 class of the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy (LTLA) at its Annual Membership Meeting on Jan. 23 in Lafayette, La.

The goal of LTLA is to further educate those within the tourism industry by developing their leadership skills, strengthening their communication networks and informing them about the responsibilities of leadership in building and enriching their tourism-related organizations. Class members will participate in six class sessions and tackle group projects throughout the year, while learning from the experiences of seasoned tourism professionals.

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“LTA is proud to announce this group of 27 individuals – our largest leadership class ever –  who represent all areas of the state and all aspects of the tourism industry,” said Jill Kidder, LTA President and CEO. “We’re excited to see how the program will impact each of them both personally and professionally.”

The 2018 class of LTLA includes:

  • Magan Adams, Tomahawk Tourism
  • Taylor Beard, Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB
  • Tina Begnaud, City of Breaux Bridge
  • Bryce Benzine, Office of the Lt. Governor
  • Caitlin Billingsley, Kinetix
  • Kaitlynn Broussard, Lafayette CVC
  • Angie Burley, Louisiana Travel Association
  • Sam Dangerfield, Alexandria/Pineville Area CVB
  • Mike Davis, Golden Nugget Lake Charles
  • Carrie DeVries, DEVENEY
  • Cesiree Dubroc, Tax Free Shopping
  • Teresa Green, Renaissance Publishing
  • Kaitlyn Grekoff, Monroe-West Monroe CVB
  • Katie Guasco, Hoffman Media
  • Dani Kennedy, Jefferson CVB
  • Amanda Landry, Nottoway Plantation
  • Nancy Landry, Royal Carriages
  • Rosie Lawler, Louisiana Office of Tourism
  • Emily Matise, Tangipahoa Parish CVB
  • Fran McManus, Miles Partnership
  • Rita Perrilloux, Riverlands Christian Center
  • Kristian Sonnier, New Orleans CVB
  • Ramona Tauzin, Red Carpet Destinations
  • Marshall Thompson, Louisiana Office of Tourism
  • Melissa Trahan, Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB
  • Jasmine Tregre, Office of the Lt. Governor
  • Charlie Whinham, Louisiana Office of Tourism