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Advisory committee

An experienced, passionate, and knowledgeable industry advisory committee drives our success. Advisory committee members provide insight and ideas related to applied research, education and engagement. The 22-member committee represents the depth and breadth of the industry in Minnesota. Each member is an individual with a passion for, and commitment to, the tourism, travel or hospitality industry.

Bryan Anderson

Minnesota Department of Transportation
dot.state.mn.us

Mary Austin

Breezy Point Resort
breezypointresort.com

Lauren Bennett McGinty

Explore Minnesota Tourism
exploreminnesota.com

Jamie Edwards

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
millelacsband.com

Brent Foerster

Meet Minneapolis
minneapolis.org

Craig Hansen

National Park Services (Superintendent at the Grand Portage National Monument)
nps.gov

Dan Hartman

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC)
decc.org

Marianna Khauv

Owner, Best Western Chelsea Inn & Suites
bestwestern.com

Jan Kroells

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau
bloomingtonmn.org

Terry Mattson

Visit Saint Paul
visitsaintpaul.com

Pat Mutter

Visit Winona
visitwinona.com

Vanessa Perry, Ph.D.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
dnr.state.mn.us

Michael Neusser

Northwest Minnesota Foundation
nwmf.org

Christine Noonan

Minnesota State Fair
mnstatefair.org

Liz Rammer

Hospitality Minnesota
hospitalityminnesota.com

Lynn Scharenbroich

Black Pine Beach Resort
blackpinebeach.com

Hayes Scriven

Minnesota Historical Society (Site Manager, Split Rock Lighthouse)
mnhs.org

Julie Tesch

Center for Rural Policy and Development
ruralmn.org

Lori Vicich

UMN Extension
extension.umn.edu

Carolyn Wardell

Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx
nba.com/timberwolves/

Ron Wirtz

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
minneapolisfed.org

Denise Young, Ed.D.

Bell Museum
bellmuseum.umn.edu

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