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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

Chelsea Fey

Visit St. Paul
visitsaintpaul.com

Brent Foerster

Meet Minneapolis
minneapolis.org

Craig Hansen

National Park Services (Superintendent, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway)
nps.gov

Dan Hartman

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC)
decc.org

Brian Juntti

Minnesota Historical Society
mnhs.org

Tom Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort
kavanaughs.com

Kara Kawakami

Minnesota Vikings
vikings.com

Marianna Khauv

Owner, Best Western Chelsea Inn & Suites
bestwestern.com

Lauren Bennett McGinty

Explore Minnesota Tourism
exploreminnesota.com

Pat Mutter

Visit Winona
visitwinona.com

Michael Neusser

Northwest Minnesota Foundation
nwmf.org

Christine Noonan

Minnesota State Fair
mnstatefair.org

Vanessa Perry, Ph.D.

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

Liz Rammer

Hospitality Minnesota
hospitalityminnesota.com

Julie Tesch

Center for Rural Policy and Development
ruralmn.org

Lori Vicich

UMN Extension
extension.umn.edu

Julie Wearn

Visit Roseville
visitroseville.com

Ron Wirtz

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
minneapolisfed.org

Denise Young, Ed.D.

Bell Museum
bellmuseum.umn.edu

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