Philip Lovas

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism

Phil Lovas is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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. She is focused on engagement and growth across all member levels of the association. Briggs is a frequent traveler, spending time in-market collaborating with U.S. Travel’s national 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.

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 Emerson Barnes

Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy

Tori Emerson Barnes serves as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy at U.S. Travel Association.  Barnes, who was previously a top lobbyist for General Motors, joined U.S. Travel in November of 2017 as Senior Vice President of Government Relations. In that time, she secured some impressive legislative achievements for the organization, as well as sustained engagement with the country’s top policymakers.

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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.

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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.