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January 26, 2023
CVB Contact: Alana Cooper
Allison Nunnelee and Chris Post introduced as members of the 2023 Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy
New Orleans, La. (Jan. 20, 2023) - The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) introduced area representatives Allison Nunnelee and Chris Post as members of the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy (LTLA) class of 2023 at its Annual Meeting on January 19th in New Orleans.
Allison represents Discover Monroe-West Monroe and Chris represents the City of West Monroe. Chris is the recipient of the 2023 LTLA Scholarship provided by Discover Monroe-West Monroe.
The goal of LTLA is to further educate those within the tourism industry by developing their leadership skills, strengthening their communication networks, and informing them about the responsibilities of leadership in building and enriching their tourism-related organizations. Class members will participate in six class sessions and tackle group projects throughout the year, while learning from the experiences of seasoned tourism professionals.
“I’m excited to participate with other tourism leaders in the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy,” said Allison Nunnelee, Discover Monroe-West Monroe Public Relations & Media Coordinator. “I look forward to learning from the group of established leaders in the tourism industry and using their expertise to better myself and our community.”
“It is an honor and a privilege to be included in the LTLA class of 2023. I am looking forward to learning more about the tourism industry on a state level and connecting with folks from around the state of Louisiana. A big thank you to Discover Monroe-West Monroe for the opportunity to attend this course through the scholarship provided to me,” said Christ Post, Director of Event Facilities for the City of West Monroe.
The 2023 class of LTLA includes: Kathleen Abels; with Livingston Parish Tourism, Laura Atkinson; with Bienvenue Mon Ami LLC; Tyrone Bufkin, with Springhill Lafayette South; Caroline Byrne, with Atchafalaya National Heritage Area; Olivia Celata, with New Orleans & Company; Devan Corbello, with West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission; Tyler Duplantis, with Explore Houma; Lynley Farris, with BREC – Recreation and Park Commission; Anna Gasperecz, with Visit Baton Rouge; Rachel Gilbert, with Ascension Parish Tourism; Shahinoor Hafez, with Von Mack Agency; Shannon Hamm, with Hotard Coaches, Inc; Megan LeBlanc, with St. Martin Parish Government; Tara Lusignan, with New Orleans & Company; Arianna Mace, with Propel Consulting LLC; Caroline Marcello, with Lafayette Travel; Judy McCleary, with Golden Nugget Casino; John McCusker, with 1811 Kid Ory Historic House; Katelyn Murphy, with Natchitoches CVB; Millicent Norbert, with City of Broussard; Cicely Parson, with Shreveport-Bossier CTB; Craig Price Jr., with Tangi Tourism; Brady Renard, with Visit Lake Charles; Devan Richoux, with St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission; Isabella Robiano, with Miles Partnership; Jay Robichaux, with River Parishes Tourist Commission; Kyler Royer, with Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission; Gina Stephens, with Visit Baton Rouge; Allyson Walker, with Shreveport-Bossier CTB; Casey White, with Cajundome; and Brittany Perry, with Divi Hospitality.
“LTA is proud to announce this group of 31 individuals who represent all areas of the state and all aspects of the tourism industry,” said Kim Dodd Boasso, LTA President and CEO. “We’re excited to see how the program will impact each of them both personally and professionally.”
About the Louisiana Travel Association
LTA is a trade association leading and strengthening Louisiana’s vibrant tourism industry through promotion, education and advocacy on behalf of our members. Tourism generated $16.8 billion for Louisiana in 2021 and is the 5th highest employer in the state. For more information, visit LouisianaTravelAssociation.org.
About Discover Monroe-West Monroe
Discover Monroe-West Monroe promotes Ouachita Parish as a destination for leisure travel, conventions, meetings, and sporting events creating a positive economic impact for our local community through increased visitor spending and sales tax collections. For more information about Discover Monroe-West Monroe, visit www.monroe-westmonroe.org.