Tourism Advisory Council
The Tourism Advisory Council is made up of tourism industry professionals appointed by the Governor and provides expertise on matters that are brought before the Council and raised by its members. The Council’s goal is to make the tourism industry as successful as possible across the state, and to provide advisory support to the West Virginia Department of Tourism.
The Tourism Advisory Council is governed by §5B-2I-7. “Tourism Advisory Council; members, appointment, and expenses.”
Tourism Advisory Council Members
Cabinet Secretary, WV Department of Commerce
Cabinet Secretary, WV Department of Economic Development
Designee for Cabinet Secretary of the WV Department of Highways
Kara D. Dense
President and CEO, Greenbrier County CVB
President, Bright Enterprises INC.
Broker-In-Charge and Advisor to the President, Greenbrier Sporting Club
Jeffrey T. Lusk
Executive Director, Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority
President and CEO, Wheeling Park Commission
Audy M. Perry
Executive Director, Heritage Farm Foundation
General Manager, Timberline Mountain WV
Dominique N. Ranieri, Esq.
Airport Director and CEO, West Virginia International Yeager Airport
Susan M. Riddle
President and CEO, Visit Mountaineer Country CVB
Director, Visit Southern WV
Project Manager for Sustainable Buildings, Hill Top House Hotel
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