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February 21, 2021
CVB Contact: Josh McDaniel
Josh McDaniel introduced as a member of the 2022 Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy
Alexandria, LA – The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) introduced Josh McDaniel, Social Media and Website Manager of Discover Monroe-West Monroe as a member of the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy (LTLA) class of 2022 at its Annual Meeting in Alexandria.
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 am honored and humbled to be a part of such an amazing program. The opportunity to learn more about our state, connect with other leaders in the tourism and travel industry, and develop my talents and skills is incredibly exciting for me,” said Josh McDaniel, Discover Monroe-West Monroe Social Media and Website Manager.
The 2022 class of LTLA includes: Cody Gray, Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou; Creed Romano, Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development, Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Film Commission; Dana Monistere, Tangipahoa CVB; Danielle Tassin, Homewood Suites by Hilton; Georgia Craven, Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission; Hannah Nyman, Visit Lake Charles; Herman Fuselier, St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission; Katherine Diemont, Homewood Suites Slidell; Kaylynn Lundy, Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome; Laci Laperouse, St. Martin Parish Tourism; Lance LeBlanc, Lafayette Travel; Leanna Coy, Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau; Nancy Loewer, Acadia Parish Tourist Commission; Roberta Carrow Jackson, St. Tammany Tourist Commission; Tara Morvant, Houma Area CVB; Tori Davis, Experience Ruston; Shalisa Roland, Visit Lake Charles; Denise Borrell, River Parish Tourist Commission; Cheryl Mitchelet, BREC; Charlotte Rice, Shreveport/Bossier CVB; Jessica Rodgers, Shreveport/Bossier CVB; Regan Davis, Louisiana office of Tourism
“LTA is proud to announce this group of 23 individuals who represent all areas of the state and all aspects of the tourism industry,” said Jill Kidder, 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 $1.92 billion for Louisiana in 2019 and employed as many as 242,200 people throughout the state, pre-pandemic. For more information, visit LouisianaTravelAssociation.org.
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.