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About us

State of Washington Tourism (SWT) is the official Destination Marketing and Management Organization for the State of Washington. SWT is a membership-based nonprofit that was established after the closure of the Washington State Tourism Office in 2011 (formerly the Washington Tourism Alliance).

Our Work

SWT’s work centers around responsibly marketing Washington to visitors and serving as a leader in statewide destination management and stewardship. A key component of our work is supporting rural and underserved communities. Our programs, from destination development to marketing, contribute to creating jobs and stimulating earnings in the tourism sector, which is still recovering from the pandemic. SWT supports:

Leadership

The SWT Board of Directors represents industry stakeholders who have invested in past statewide tourism marketing and industry advocacy efforts and may also have direct investment in, or concern for, Washington State tourism programs.

Executive Committee

Ron Peck – Chair

Brad Jones – Vice Chair

Skip Thompson – Corporate

Julie Eisenhauer – Treasurer

Elizabeth McGree – Secretary

Andi Day – Immediate Past Chair

Board of Directors

Bridget Baeth – JayRay, South Metro Puget Sound Representative

Gary Ballew, Spokane, Incorporated, Director representing Economic Development

Krista Bentley – Expedia, North Metro Puget Sound Representative

Heather Bradshaw – Washington State Wine Commission, Wine Representative

Troy Campbell – Leavenworth Chamber, Director representing the Trails & Lakes Region

Megan Ching – Seattle Monorail, Attractions Representative

Andi Day – Andi Day Consulting, Beaches Representative

Julie Eisenhauer – Clark Nuber, At-Large

Tommy Farris – Olympic Hiking Co., Outdoor Recreation Representative

Guy Glaeser – InquisiTours, At-Large

Dipra Jha – WSU School of Hospitality Business Management

Brad Jones – Visit Bellevue, Vice Chair, representing DMOs

Elizabeth McGree – JEM Development Real Estate, Wine Country Representative

Cliff Myers – Visit Vancouver, Director representing the Gorge Region

Ron Peck – Ron Peck Travel Consulting, At-Large

Annette Pitts – Visit Olympia & Beyond, Director representing the Volcanoes Region

Teresa Taylor – Tribal Representative

Skip Thompson – The Boeing Company, Corporate Representative

Leslie Womack – Mayflower Hotel, Hospitality Representative

Staff

David Blandford, Executive Director

Mike Moe, Director of Tourism Development and Strategic Partnerships

Michelle Thana, Director of Marketing

Marianne Graff, Content Manager

Matthew Ozuna, Destination Development Manager