Chris Kennedy, a veteran of political, association and think-tank communications, serves as senior director of strategic communications for the U.S. Travel Association.
Former Director of Industry Communications
Sarah Erdman served as director of industry communications from June 2014 to July 2017. She was responsible for U.S. Travel’s day-to-day strategy and messaging across multiple platforms, including digital and social media.
Vice President of Technology
Eric Weber is vice president of technology for the U.S. Travel Association. His business responsibilities span all technology and operations, including U.S. Travel’s digital properties, infrastructure, cloud services and disaster recovery activities.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Adam Vance is executive vice president of operations for the U.S. Travel Association. Along with managing U.S Travel’s strategic planning process, Vance oversees U.S. Travel’s finance, legal, technology and human resources departments.
Former Senior Director of Strategic Member Relations
As senior director of strategic member relations and general manager for the board of directors of the U.S. Travel Association, Rebecca Shafer managed the association’s tri-annual board of directors meetings and bi-annual Destination CEO Roundtable, and served as the liaison to the association’s 160-member governing body.
Executive Vice President of Member Services
Gary Oster is executive vice president of member services and managing director of Project: Time Off for the U.S. Travel Association, overseeing member service functions, strategic partnerships, business development, marketing and meetings and events. Oster also manages Project: Time Off, a research-driven initiative to prove the personal, business, social and economic benefits that taking earned time off can deliver.
Executive Vice President of Public Affairs
Jonathan Grella leads the U.S. Travel Association’s renowned public affairs operation as executive vice president, heading the association’s communications, government relations, research, grassroots and political action committee (PAC) arms.
President and CEO
Roger Dow is president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, the Washington, D.C.-based organization representing all segments of travel in America—an industry that generates $2.4 trillion in economic output and supports 15.6 million jobs. U.S. Travel’s mission is to increase travel to and within the United States.