Grace Caswell, executive director of the Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been selected to participate in the Indiana Tourism Academy Class of 2024. She joins several colleagues from across Northeast Indiana striving to strengthen and grow the tourism sector in the region by learning and implementing best practices.
The Indiana Tourism Association (ITA) launched the Indiana Tourism Academy in 2022. The mission for the academy is to provide education, resources and networks needed to develop tourism professionals for the state of Indiana.
The inaugural Indiana Tourism Academy class graduated during the Indiana Tourism Conference in March. Indiana Tourism Professionals graduates include:
Amber Caccamo, Executive Director, Dekalb County Visitors Bureau
Brigette Jones, Executive Director, Hancock County Tourism
Corey Murphy, President, Henry County Destination Development
Cori Humes, Executive Director, Visit Marshall County
Dustin Ritchea, Production and Promotion Director, Indiana Dunes
Jessa Campbell, Marketing and Communication Manager, Visit Fort Wayne
Jessica Lindauer, Sales and Marketing Director, Visit Dubois County, Inc.
Mark Thacker, Executive Director, Anderson Madison County Visitors Bureau
Mikel Beck, Executive Director, Experience Franklin County
Philip Deiwert, Executive Director, Decatur County Visitors Commission
Sarah Ferguson, Director of Marketing, Visit Hendricks County
The Indiana Tourism Association selected the following individuals to participate in next year’s class:
Andrew Forester, Executive Director, Visit Madison, Inc.
Ashley Gregory, Director of Partnerships and CRM, Visit Lafayette – West Lafayette
Casey Stutsman, Executive Director, Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Gabby Blauert, Communications Manager, Hamilton County Tourism, Inc.
Grace Caswell, Executive Director, Visit Noble County
Haley Anderson, Operations Manager, Marion/Grant County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Heather Shirk, Executive Director, Visit Montgomery County
Jeff Bryan, Director of Visitor Experience, Muncie Visitors Bureau
Kamady Lewis, Executive Director, Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Karen Graybill, Content Manager, Spencer County Visitors Bureau
Maria Guevara, Marketing Manager, LaGrange County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Rachael Ackley, Executive Director, Shelby County Tourism and Visitors Bureau
Stone Miller, Sales Manager, Visit Hendricks County
The Indiana Tourism Association’s mission is advocating the value of tourism in Indiana and supporting the best practices of its members. Established in 1980, the association partners with the Indiana Destination Development Corporation, Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association and other statewide associations to support tourism investment and promotion as an economic contributor to the state. For more information, visit www.indianatourismassociation.com/indiana-tourism-academy.