Travel and Tourism Advisory Council

The Travel and Tourism Advisory Council members offer up-to-date economic information on their respective sectors, which include convention and visitors' bureaus, cruise lines, airports, restaurants, entertainment, and hotels. The council provides valuable intelligence on economic factors such as costs, prices, labor, investments, and more on an ongoing basis.

Lesz Banham
Vice President Financial Planning and Communications
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S.

Susannah Costello
Vice President, Global Brand
VISIT FLORIDA

Robert Dearden
Chief Operating Officer
The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association

Shelly Smith Fano
Director of Hospitality Management
Miami Dade College

Amanda Hite
President and Chief Operating Officer
Smith Travel Research

Ina Lee
Owner/President
TravelHost of Greater Fort Lauderdale

Jason Liberty
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Mark Romig
President and Chief Executive Officer
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

Mark Vaughan
Executive Vice President and
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau

Alvin L. West
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Finance and Administration
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

Andrew Wexler
Chief Executive Officer
Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation