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Elliott L. Ferguson, II

President and CEO

Elliott L. Ferguson, II is president and CEO of Destination DC and national chair of U.S. Travel Association.

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.

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 U.S. Travel Association. Glenn focuses on issues related to federal appropriations, tax policy and infrastructure.

Will Brown

Will Brown

Senior Director, Government Relations

Will Brown is a senior director of government relations for U.S. Travel Association. Brown joined U.S. Travel in March 2018 and focuses 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 the U.S. Travel Association, where she leads the government relations, policy development, communications, marketing and research teams. She was appointed to this role in March 2019 after serving as the association’s Senior Vice President of Government Relations.

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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. 

DeLisa Selwitz

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.