Folsom CA— Visit Oceanside President and CEO Leslee Gaul is one of three new Directors elected to the board of Destination Marketing Association of the West (DMA West). She will be serving a two year term. Marc Garcia, president and CEO, Visit Mesa (AZ), officially took office as Board President of the at the Association’s annual Education Summit, September 11-13, 2018, in Boise, Idaho.
Other officers elected at the Education Summit include President-elect Debbie Braun, IOM, CDME, president and CEO, Aspen (CO) Chamber Resort Association; and Secretary-Treasurer Brent DeRaad, president and CEO, Visit Tucson (AZ). Kim Bennett, president and CEO, Visit Vancouver USA (WA) will serve as Past President.
In addition to Leslee Gaul, new directors include Ron Williams, CEO, Visit Walla Walla (WA), elected to two-year term. Mark Thompson, CMP, CDME, director, Visit Plano (TX), was elected to a one-year term.
Board members continuing their terms as Directors include Danielle Cowan, executive director, Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory/Clackamas County (OR) Tourism and Cultural Affairs; Melyssa Laughlin, CDME, president and CEO, Visit Vacaville (CA); Anand Patel, CDME, president & CEO, Visit Fairfield (CA); and Barbara Steinfeld, president & CEO, Visit Tri-Valley (CA).
The Destination Marketing Association of the West (DMA West) is a regional professional association serving more than 150 destination marketing organizations (DMOs) in the West. Membership is open to DMOs in the western U.S. and western Canada.