Destinations International Reveals 30 Under 30 Class of 2022

The annual program aims to develop future travel industry leaders.


Destinations International and the Destinations International Foundation have revealed the young destination management professionals in their 30 Under 30 class of 2022. Northstar Meetings Group is a sponsor of this annual program.

The 30 individuals were selected by DI and the DI Foundation to participate in the program that aims to develop future tourism industry leaders. 30 Under 30 provides them with mentors, networking opportunities and education. The honorees in this year's class work for destination organizations in the U.S., Canada and South Africa.

“The 30 Under 30 program remains critical to our organization’s vision and mission,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “As our industry moves toward recovery, we are especially excited to announce these young professionals as they are the future of the travel and tourism industry.”

“The Destinations International Foundation believes in building up the leaders of tomorrow,” said John Percy, president and CEO of Destination Niagara USA and chair of the Destinations International Foundation. “We are proud of our 30 Under 30 Program and for the foundation investors who make programs like these possible for our industry. We look forward to engaging with them through professional development and networking opportunities throughout the year and in the years to come.”

The 2022 30 Under 30 class members are listed below; their full bios with videos can be viewed on DI's website.

  • Sinothando Adonisi, researcher, Cape Town Tourism
  • Kayla Adams, sports sales manager, Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Deanna Barclay, senior manager, content, Visit Baltimore
  • April Brown, special events manager, South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Annie Cameron, senior marketing content manager, Discover Halifax
  • Olivia Celata, marketing and travel trade promotions manager, New Orleans & Company
  • Skylar Clark, director, partner marketing, Brand USA
  • Tyler Cole, economic development officer, sports and events, Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism
  • Kaitlyn Grekoff, digital marketing manager, Visit Dallas
  • Danielle Keller, business applications specialist, Explore St. Louis
  • Nick Kleva, sports tourism manager, Visit South Bend Mishawaka
  • Krystal Kusmieruk, digital marketing manager, Visit Greater Palm Springs
  • Ophélie Le Livec, creative design specialist, VisitNorfolk
  • Katie Ligon, executive assistant to the president/CEO, Memphis Tourism
  • Brianna McEnroe, social media and digital communications manager, Discover Long Island
  • Kellie Myers, convention services manager, Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Olivia Novak, marketing manager, Discover Lancaster
  • Kaitlyn Parham, digital marketing and design director, Cobb Travel & Tourism
  • Chris Riggins, destination marketing manager, Destination Bryan
  • Mary Rowe, tourism sales administration manager, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
  • Celeste Rodriguez, digital communications specialist, Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority 
  • Taylor Savage, national sales manager, Experience Columbus
  • Amy Shen, sales coordinator, Destination Toronto
  • Mallory Snyder, vice president of business development, Visit York County
  • Lindsey Steck, marketing and communications manager, Visit Pensacola
  • Courtney Swenson, marketing manager, Stafford County, Virginia
  • Davelyn Tardi, communications manager, Discover Puerto Rico
  • Alexea Veneracion, director of communications, Visit Colorado Springs
  • Jonathan Walker, sports sales manager, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Rasheedi Williams, group development account representative, Visit Orlando