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CTO Committees & Task Forces

Each of these standing committees ensure industry input into ongoing CTO initiatives and is chaired by a Colorado Tourism Board member. The CTO also names task forces to seek industry input into short-term initiatives.

Tourism Marketing Committee

Supports the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) in developing marketing strategies and campaigns that inspire travel to Colorado.

Chair: Kieran Cain, Vail Resorts
Vice Chair: Sean Demeule, Ameristar Casino

CTO Team Member: Amber King

Members:
Justin Bresler, VISIT DENVER 
Jennifer Green, Pagosa Springs CVB
Brett Howard, GoBreck 
Elizabeth Fogarty, Visit Grand Junction 
Amy Long, Colorado Springs CVB 
Mary Ann Mahoney, Boulder CVB 
Sonia Riggs, Colorado Restaurant Association 
Kara Stoller, Steamboat Springs Chamber 
Steve Strecker, Colorado Ski Country USA 
Nikki Wall, Old Town Museum, Burlington 

Destination Development Committee

Supports the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) in developing a collaboration with stakeholders from the culinary/agricultural, heritage, cultural and outdoor recreation communities to create authentic experiences that inspire travel to rural Colorado.

Chair: Courtney Frazier, Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Assocation
Vice Chair: Pete Piccolo, Bicycle Colorado

CTO Team Members: Jill Corbin and Elizabeth O'Rear

Members:
Katelin Cook, Rio Blanco County Economic Development 
Dori DeJong, Colorado Agritourism Association 
Greg Felt, Chaffee County Commissioner 
Tim Ferrell, Berry Patch Farms 
Kelli Hepler, Delta County Tourism 
Amy Kimberly, Carbondale Arts*
Nancy Kramer, Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program
Steve Kurowski, Colorado Brewers Guild 
Kim Langmaid, Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education 
Tara Marshall, Trinidad Creative District 
Corry Mihm, Project Works 
Krista Roberts, Slow Food Nations 
Bill Scebbi, Colorado Horse Council 

Ex-Officio Members
Shannon Haltiwanger, History Colorado
Wendy White, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Christy Costello, Colorado Creative Industries
Debbie Lininger, Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Doug Caskey, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board,
Danielle Lendriet, OEDIT, Regional Development
Gayle Langley, Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Learn more about Destination Development >>

International Promotion Committee

Supports the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) in developing an international program to drive and promote travel to Colorado from international markets.

Chair: Lucy Kay, Breckenridge Tourism Office

CTO Team Members: Andrea Blankenship and Julie Dufault

Members:
Barb Bowman, Bowman & Associates 
Jayne Buck, Visit Denver
Laura Jackson, Denver International Airport
Ian Jenkins, Vail Resorts
Floy Kennedy, Colorado Springs CVB
Lisa Lander, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
Pat Lee, Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Mary Motsenbocker, International Tourism Marketing
Mar Naibi, Snowmass Tourism
Gary Schluter, Rocky Mountain Holiday Tours
Katy Schneider, Visit Fort Collins
Steve Strecker, Colorado Ski Country USA

Learn more about International Promotion >>

Leadership Committee

Chair: Jesse True, Copper Mountain
Vice Chair: Mike May, MARS

CTO Team Members: Cathy Ritter and Kaiti Jacobson

Members:
Mark Gasta, Colorado State University
Doug Price, Colorado Springs CVB
Amie Mayhew, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association
Rep. Bob Rankin, Colorado House of Representatives
Meera Rosser, Jacobs Entertainment Inc
Ian Steyn, Cruise Inn RV Parks

Learn more about Leadership Journey >>

Visitor Services Task Force

Supports the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) in developing recommendations by February 28, 2018, for making most effective use of available resources and partnerships for maximizing the ability of Colorado Welcome Centers to welcome visitors and inspire travel throughout Colorado.

Chair: Doug Price, Colorado Springs CVB
Vice Chair: Courtney Frazier, Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association

CTO Team Members: Taren Mulch

Members:
Cynthia Eichler, Visit Fort Collins
Shannon Haltiwanger, History Colorado
Laura Libby, Miles Partnership
Debbie Lininger, Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Michelle Scheuerman, CDOT

Learn more about the Welcome Centers >>

Regional Branding Task Force

Co-Chairs:
Chris Romer, Vail Valley Partnership
Cathy Ritter, Director, CTO

Members:
Justin Bresler, Visit Denver
Barb Bowman, Bowman & Assocaites
Pam Denahy, City of La Junta
Tom Kleinschnitz, Moffat County Tourism Association
Amy Long, Colorado Springs CVB
Jeff Owsley, San Luis Valley SBDC
Kat Papenbrock, Ouray Chamber Resort Association
Kristine Rodine, Morgan County Tourism
Chris Romer, Vail Valley Partnership
Katy Schneider, Visit Fort Collins

CTO Team Members:
Kaiti Jacobson and Amber King