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Officers, Directors, and Staff

  • Directors are elected from the NYSTIA membership to serve three year terms.
  • Officers are elected from the NYSTIA Board of Directors to serve one year terms

2023 Executive Committee

Chair: Kelly Ann Curtin
EVP Membership & Destination Services,
New York City Tourism + Conventions

Treasurer: Corey Fram
1000 Islands International Tourism Council

Secretary: Stephanie Johnson
Divisional Director,

Immediate Past Chair: Dana Krueger
Director of Fun,

Vice Chair/Advocacy: Hillarie Logan-Duchene
Deputy Director,
The Wild Center

Vice Chair/Membership: Greg LaDuca
Vice President of Industry Relations,
Visit Rochester

Vice Chair/At Large: John Percy
President & CEO,
Destination Niagara USA

2023 Board of Directors

Annamaria Bellantoni, VP Tourism
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

Beth Duane, Chief Marketing and Visitor Experience Officer
Corning Museum of Glass

Sarah Calero, Director of Media Relations
Oneida County Tourism

Lisa Berger, Director of Tourism
Ulster County

Hayley Coriaty, Manager, Tourism & Trade Sales
One World Observatory

Cassandra Harrington, President & CEO
Visit Schoharie County, This Is Cooperstown

Penny Peters, Tourism Development Mgr
Akwesasne Tourism

Sara Poe, VP Mktg & Communications
Strong National Museum of Play

Eric Szucs, Director of Tourism
Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism

Todd Garofano, Executive Director
Discover Schenectady

Gary Hahn, Vice President
The National Comedy Center

Kristy Kennedy, Vice President
Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau

2023 Ex Officio Board Members: At-Large

Ross Levi, Executive Director / Vice President
NYS Div of Tourism / Empire State Development

Mark Dorr, President
NYS Hospitality & Tourism Assoc.

Cristyne Nicholas, Chair
NYS Tourism Advisory Council
CEO / Nicholas & Lence

Brian Stratton, Director
New York State Canal Corporation

Wendy Gibson, Dir Marketing & Promotions
NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

2023 Ex Officio Board Members: Committee Chairs

Workforce Development:
Jennifer Ackerson
Alon Tourism Solutions

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility:
Nicole Mahoney
President & CEO,
Break The Ice Media

Sustainability Task Force:
Kate Kruk 
Director of Community Engagement,
Livingston Energy Group

Advocacy Committee:
Jeff Shipley
President & CEO,
Discover Seneca


Robert Provost
President & CEO

Rachele Markle
Communications Strategist

Nate Gresock
Program Coordinator

Brooke Wilson
Stewardship Initiatives Coordinator