Officers, Directors, and Staff

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

2018 Executive Committee

Chair Vice Chair
Valerie Knoblauch
Finger Lakes Visitors Connection
Patrick Kaler
Visit Buffalo Niagara
Treasurer Secretary
Matt Mitchell
Corporate Communications
Josiah Brown
New York Welcomes You, Inc.
Immediate Past Chair
Herb Clark
Sullivan County Visitors Association

2018 Board of Directors

Natasha Caputo
Westchester County Tourism
Meg Vanek
Cayuga County Office of Tourism
Fred Dixon
NYC & Company
Andrew Nixon
Chautauqua County CVB
Dana Kruger
Ron Ofner
Adirondack Regional Tourism Council
Jamie Claudio
Discover Long Island CVB

Janet Clerkin
Oswego County Tourism

Nick Calderazzo
Twin Travel Concepts

Deirdre McCarthy-Polak
AAA Northeast

Ken Meifert
National Baseball Hall of Fame

Kelly Rapone
Genesee County Chamber of Commerce


2018 Ex Officio Board Members

Ross Levi
I Love New York

Donald Bennett, Jr.
Campground Owners of New York

Mark Dorr
NYS Hospitality & Tourism Assoc.

Wendy Gibson
NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Scott Brandi
Ski Areas of New York



Jill Delaney
President & CEO

Programs Director

Suzanne Bixby
Marketing & Communications Director

2018 NYSTIA Board of Directors & Staff  (409.3 KB)
2018 NYSTIA Board of Directors & Staff