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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. 

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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
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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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Tien X. Tian

Vice President, Research and Chief Economist

Tien Tian heads the production of statistics and research for the U.S. Travel Association. She oversees all programs involving measurement of the economic impact of travel on the U.S., nationwide and by region, state, county and congressional district.

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Daystar Van Wagner

Director, Exhibit and Meeting Services

Daystar Van Wagner is the director of exhibit and meeting services for the U.S. Travel Association. She is a meeting and event planner with more than 15 years of experience in association and nonprofit meeting planning.

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Shelley Conway

Director of Meeting and Event Services

Shelley Conway oversees the development and financial tracking of all event budgets, and serves as the primary liaison to the Accounting department.

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Susan Sandberg

Vice President, Meeting and Event Services and Assistant General Manager, IPW

Susan Sandberg joined U.S. Travel Association in July 2003, bringing with her more than ten years of meeting planning experience. In her current role, she oversees the operations and logistical management of IPW, U.S. Travel’s premiere international inbound travel trade show.

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Annliese Scott

Director, Marketing Services

Annliese Scott joined the U.S. Travel Association in October 2013. In her position, she is responsible for defining the marketing vision for U.S. Travel events, membership, and research initiatives by developing and maintaining email, digital, direct mail, video, and social media channels.

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Laura Holmberg

Vice President, Marketing and Industry Communications

Laura Holmberg joined the U.S. Travel Association in 2007. As vice president of marketing and industry communications, she oversees all activities pertaining to the U.S. Travel brand, event, print and digital marketing and creative services.