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2024 UPDATE: Caswell selected for Academy Class of '24

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

ITA Tourism Academy Class of 2024
ITA Tourism Academy Class of 2024.

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.


2024 Update: Graduation

Indiana Tourism Association Academy Class of '24 Update.


Grace Caswell, executive director of the Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau, was selected to participate in the Indiana Tourism Academy Class of 2024.


She joined several colleagues from across Northeast Indiana striving to strengthen and grow the tourism sector in the region by learning and

implementing best practices.


Grace Caswell giving her final project & paper presentation to the ITA board and her fellow cohort
Grace Caswell's final project & paper presentation

Grace Caswell presented her final project and paper to the ITA board and her fellow cohort on March 11th, 2024. The following day, on March 12th, she graduated from the ITA Academy along with her peers. Let's join in the celebration of their achievements and the success of ITA!



Here is the full list of the 2024 Indiana Tourism Association Cohort.

  • 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

  • Grace Caswell, Executive Director, Visit Noble County

  • Haley Anderson, Executive Director, Marion/Grant County Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • Heather Shirk, Executive Director, Visit Montgomery County

  • Karen Graybill, Content Manager, Spencer County Visitors Bureau

  • Stone Miller, Sales Manager, Visit Hendricks County



ITA Academy 2024 Graduates
ITA Academy 2024 Graduates

PLEASE NOTE:  Rachael Ackley, Executive Director, Shelby County Tourism and Visitors Bureau & Gabby Blauert, Communications Manager, Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. not pictured. 

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