Ruth Mensch joined U.S. Travel Association in December 2011, bringing with her over 20 years of travel industry experience, including leadership positions in the hotel and tour operator industry. In her current role, Mensch is in charge of Sponsorship Sales for IPW, the premier international inbound trade show for the United States, formerly known as International Pow Wow.
Vice President, Member Services
Judith Harris joined the U.S. Travel Association as an administrative assistant of member services in 1991. She has remained in the member services department and was promoted to coordinator in 1993, manager in 1994, director in 2001, senior director in 2011 and her current position of vice president in 2018.
Senior Vice President, Business Development General Manager, IPW
In his current role, Malcolm Smith is responsible for overseeing U.S. Travel Association’s business development activities, which include strategic partnerships, premier membership, sponsorships and advertising sales. Additionally, in 2011, Smith assumed the role of general manager of IPW, the premier international inbound trade show for the United States.
Lead Manager, IPW Press Operations
Cathy Reynolds oversees all aspects of the press and media operations program for U.S. Travel’s IPW, the premier international inbound trade show for the United States, formerly known as International Pow Wow. In this role, she recruits and manages a delegation of more than 500 international and domestic media from 70+ countries, as well as managing the all-day Media Marketplace, IPW press conference program and the IPW Travel Writer Awards.
Vice President, Finance
Contina Djaouga joined the U.S. Travel Association in 2014 eager to expand on her 15-plus years of leadership and management experience with nonprofit organizations. She manages the accounting department and ensures the timely and accurate preparation of monthly financial statements for the Association.
Michelle Murray Tuffin has served as the General Counsel of U.S. Travel Association since August 2011.
Senior Director of Web Operations
Kathleen Riley is the senior director of website operations for the U.S. Travel Association. In her current role, she oversees the management of multiple online assets and the email marketing programs of the association.
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Jamie Faulkner Mageau
Director of Research Products
Jamie Faulkner Mageau is the director of research products for U.S. Travel Association, where she develops research products to communicate the importance and impact of the travel industry. She also provides tools and research to assist state and destination tourism organizations in their marketing efforts and communicate the value of the travel industry to travel and policy maker stakeholders.
Vice President of Government Relations
As vice president of government relations, Erik Hansen leads development of U.S. Travel's domestic policy agenda, and represents the travel community before the Executive Branch and Congress.