About Us

State of Washington Tourism is the official Destination Marketing Organization for the State of Washington. The organization is a membership-based nonprofit that was established after the closure of the Washington State Tourism Office in 2011.

Mission

The sole purpose of State of Washington Tourism is marketing Washington to tourists. To accomplish this, the activities of the Corporation (SWT) will include — but not be limited to — advocating, promoting, developing, and sustaining destination tourism marketing for the State of Washington.

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

Andi Day - Chair

Ron Peck - Vice Chair

Skip Thompson - Corporate

Julie Eisenhauer - Treasurer

Meg Winchester - Secretary


Board of Directors

Andi Day, Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau, Destination Marketing Organizations Representative

Bridget Baeth, JayRay, South Metro Puget Sound Representative

Krista Bentley, Expedia, North Metro Puget Sound Representative

Julie Eisenhauer, Clark Nuber, At-Large

Elizabeth McGree, JEM Development Real Estate, Wine Country Representative

Mary Kay Nelson, White Pass Scenic Byway, Southwest Representative

Guy Glaeser, InquisiTours, At-Large

Tommy Farris, Olympic Hiking Co., Outdoor Recreation Representative

Ryan Malane, Blackball Ferry Line, Peninsulas Representative

Meg Winchester, Visit Spokane Ponderosa Representative

Leslie Womack, Mayflower Hotel, Hospitality Representative

Megan Ching, Seattle Monorail, Attractions Representative

Dipra Jha, School of Hospitality Business Management

Ron Peck, Port of Seattle, Transportation Representative

Sandy Ward, Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism, Northwest Regional Representative

Skip Thompson, The Boeing Company, Corporate Representative

Heater Bradshaw, Washington State Wine Commission, Wine Representative

Michael Novakovich Visit Tri-Cities, At-Large 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