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

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.

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

Senior Vice President of Government Relations

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. 

DeLisa Selwitz

Chief of Staff

DeLisa Selwitz is chief of staff and general manager of  board meetings for the U.S. Travel Association.  She is a member of the executive team, manages the association’s tri-annual board of directors meetings, and serves as the liaison to the association’s 160-member governing body.

Nikki Carpenter

Communications Coordinator
 

Katie Haladay

Former Manager, Grassroots and PAC

Katie Haladay was the manager of grassroots and PAC for the U.S. Travel Association until 2018. In this position, Haladay was responsible for maintaining and improving U.S. Travel’s grassroots program, in order to increase political education and involvement opportunities for both U.S. Travel members and the broader travel industry as a whole.

Olivia Hilton

Director, Research Data Management

Olivia Hilton is the director of Research Data Management for the U.S. Travel Association, where she oversees the organization and execution of the association’s research data processes and planning strategies. Her role includes the overall management of ITA (Interactive Travel Analytics), the association’s web based interactive statistical visualization tool designed to assist travel professionals to make better-informed decisions.

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