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CTO Committees, Task Forces & Advisory Groups

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.

FY21 Roles & Operating Procedures for TMC >>

Chair: Bob Stinchcomb, Alterra Mountain Company
Vice Chair: Kieran Cain, Vail Resorts

CTO Team Members: Shelley Cooper (CTO Marketing Contractor), Abby Leeper and Natazshya Rodriguez

Members:
Amanda Watkins, Colorado Ski Country USA
Amy Long, Colorado Springs CVB
Brett Howard, Go Breck 
Elizabeth Fogarty, Visit Grand Junction
Justin Bresler, VISIT DENVER 
Kara Stoller, Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association
Pamela Denahy, City of La Junta

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.

FY21 Roles & Operating Procedures for Destination Development Committee >>

Chair: Pete Piccolo, Bicycle Colorado
Vice Chair: Laura Valdez, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

CTO Team Members: Andrew Grossmann and Elizabeth O'Rear

Members:
Amy Dugan, Visit Greeley/Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce
Cassidee Shull, Colorado Association of Virticulture & Enology
Corry Mihm, Colorado Agritourism Association
Dale Heckerson, Trinchera Ranch
Greg Felt, Chaffee County Commissioner
Kale Mortensen, Alamosa Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kelli Hepler, Delta County Tourism
Kelly Kirkpatrick, Mesa Verde Country Visitor Information Bureau 
Makala Barton, Rio Blanco County Economic Development
Marilee Johnson, Logan County Government
Nancy Kramer, Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program
Rick Wallner, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Ex-Officio Members
Christy Costello, Colorado Creative Industries
Debbie Lininger, Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Gayle Langley, Colorado Department of Local Affairs/Main Street Program
Nathan Fey, Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry
Shannon Haltiwanger, History Colorado
Wendy White, Colorado Department of Agriculture

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.

FY21 Roles & Operating Procedures for IPC >>

Chair: Lucy Kay, Breckenridge Tourism Office

CTO Team Members: Andrea Blankenship 

Members:
Barb Bowman, Bowman & Associates 
Floy Kennedy, Colorado Springs CVB
Gary Schluter, Rocky Mountain Holiday Tours
Jesse Davis, Visit Denver
Katy Schneider, Visit Fort Collins
Kiera Skinner, Visit Telluride
Laura Jackson, Denver International Airport
Lisa Langer, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
Mary Motsenbocker, International Tourism Marketing
Molly Keech, Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Nicolas Barrancos, Alterra Mountain Company

Learn more about International Promotion >>

Leadership Committee

Supports the Colroado Tourism Office (CTO) in developing a leadership program to activate the full potential of Colorado tourism through its people.

FY21 Roles & Operating Procedures for Leadership Committee >>

Chair: Doug Price, Visit Colorado Springs
Vice Chair: Tammie Thompson-Booker, Valor Hospitality Partners

CTO Team Members: Jill Corbin and Emily Haddaway

Members:
Amie Mayhew, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association
Christian Hardigree, Metro State University Denver
Donielle Kitzman, Visit Pueblo Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Ian Steyn, Cruise Inn RV Parks
Mark Gasta, Colorado University
Meera Rosser, Jacobs Entertainment Inc
Pamela Denahy, Visit La Junta

Learn more about Leadership Journey >>

Visitor Services Advisory Group

CTO Team Member: Taren Mulch

Members:
Cynthia Eichler, Visit Fort Collins
Shannon Haltiwanger, History Colorado
Laura Libby, Miles Partnership
Debbie Lininger, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Michelle Scheuerman, Colorado Department of Transportation

Learn more about the Colorado Welcome Centers >>

Revenue Task Force

Chair: Sean Demuele, Ameristar Casino Resorts

CTO Team Members: Cathy Ritter, David Fishman and Jackson Feld

Members:
Courtney Frazier, Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association
Doug Price, Visit Colorado Springs
Pete Piccolo, Bicycle Colorado
Lucy Kay, Breckenridge Tourism Office
Chris Romer, Visit Vail Valley
Amie Mayhew, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association