Tim Alford

Tim Alford

Manager, Media Relations

Tim Alford is the manager of media relations for the U.S. Travel Association. In his position, Alford is responsible for executing the day-to-day external communications on U.S. Travel's public affairs priorities.

Angie Briggs

Angie Briggs

Vice President, Industry Relations

Angie Briggs is vice president of industry relations for the U.S. Travel Association, tasked with deepening relationships with U.S. Travel’s existing board members and strategically growing premier level membership. 

Treon Glenn

Treon Glenn

Senior Director, Government Relations

Treon Glenn is the senior director of government relations for the U.S. Travel Association. Glenn focuses on issues related to federal appropriations, tax policy and infrastructure.

Jeff Ajluni

Jeffrey Ajluni

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development

Jeffrey Ajluni is the senior vice president, strategic partnerships and business development of the U.S. Travel Association. Ajluni oversees new business and revenue growth for the association, focusing on developing partnerships and alliances with organizations that strategically benefit the U.S. travel industry.

Bryan Spadaro

Director, Grassroots and PAC

Bryan Spadaro joined the U.S. Travel Association in February 2018, and serves as Director, Grassroots and PAC. Spadaro is focused on managing Travel PAC, the U.S. Travel Association’s connected Political Action Committee, which supports champions of the travel industry at the federal level.

Will Brown

Will Brown

Senior Director, Government Relations

Will Brown is a senior director on the government relations team for the U.S. Travel Association. Brown joined U.S. Travel in March 2018 and is focusing on international security issues, including Customs and Border Protection, visa reform and immigration. Prior to joining U.S. Travel, Brown was the director of government affairs for the National Utility Contractors Association, where he focused on lobbying, policy development and communications.

Emerson Hemperley

Former Coordinator, Public Affairs

Emerson Hemperley is the former coordinator of public affairs for the U.S. Travel Association. In this role, she directed outreach to advance U.S. Travel’s legislative priorities related to national parks.

Tori Barnes

Tori Barnes

Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy

Tori Barnes leads the U.S. Travel Association’s government relations team, overseeing the group’s critical policy efforts. These include upgrading America’s air travel infrastructure and improving connectivity nationwide, promoting common-sense policies that effectively balance security and travel facilitation, and protecting Open Skies agreements.

Sherena Elharmell

Account Director, IPW Media Sales

Sherena Elharmell joined U.S. Travel Association in August 2017, bringing with her 12 years of advertising agency experience, seven of which were focused in the destination marketing organizations (DMO) space.

Sarah Shields

Director, Industry Communications

Sarah Shields serves as the U.S. Travel Association’s director of industry communications. She leads a team responsible for developing communication strategies and messaging that informs and engages the travel industry. 

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