Alexandria, La. (Feb. 14, 2022) — The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) introduced Denise Burrell, Deputy Director of Operations of the River Parishes Tourist Commission as a member of the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy (LTLA) class of 2022 at its Annual Meeting in Alexandria.
The goal of LTLA is to further educate those within the tourism industry by developing their leadership skills, strengthening their communication networks and informing them about the responsibilities of leadership in building and enriching their tourism-related organizations. Class members will participate in six class sessions and tackle group projects throughout the year, while learning from the experiences of seasoned tourism professionals.
“I’m excited to participate with other tourism leaders in the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy,” said Denise Burrell, Deputy Director of Operations of the River Parishes Tourist Commission. “I look forward to learning from the group of established leaders in the tourism industry and using their expertise to better myself and organization.”
The 2022 class of LTLA includes: Cody Gray, Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou; Creed Romano, Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development, Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Film Commission; Dana Monistere, Tangipahoa CVB; Danielle Tassin, Homewood Suites by Hilton; Georgia Craven, Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission; Hannah Nyman, Visit Lake Charles; Herman Fuselier, St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission; Josh McDaniel, Discover Monroe-West Monroe CVB; Katherine Diemont, Homewood Suites Slidell; Kaylynn Lundy, Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome; Laci Laperouse, St. Martin Parish Tourism; Lance LeBlanc, Lafayette Travel; Leanna Coy, Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau; Nancy Loewer, Acadia Parish Tourist Commission; Ralph Calhoun, Bierdenharm Museum & Gardens; Roberta Carrow Jackson, St. Tammany Tourist Commission; Tara Morvant, Houma Area CVB; Tori Davis, Experience Ruston; Shalisa Roland, Visit Lake Charles; Cheryl Mitchelet, BREC; Charlotte Rice, Shreveport/Bossier CVB; Jessica Rodgers, Shreveport/Bossier CVB; Regan Davis, Louisiana office of Tourism
“LTA is proud to announce this group of 24 individuals who represent all areas of the state and all aspects of the tourism industry,” said Jill Kidder, LTA President and CEO. “We’re excited to see how the program will impact each of them both personally and professionally.”
About the Louisiana Travel Association
LTA is a trade association leading and strengthening Louisiana’s vibrant tourism industry through promotion, education and advocacy on behalf of our members. Tourism generated $1.92 billion for Louisiana in 2019 and employed as many as 242,200 people throughout the state, pre-pandemic. For more information, visit LouisianaTravelAssociation.org.