Advisory Panel

Advisory Panel

Our volunteer Advisory Panel shares their time and expertise. They provide insight that is critical to implementing relevant curriculum, enterprise services, and key strategies needed by students, employers, and the tourism industry as a whole.

Purpose of the Advisory Panel

The primary purpose of the advisory panel is to promote collaboration between specific educational programs and stakeholders in the tourism community. Career and technical education programs and associated outreach tools are designed to prepare students with skills, knowledge, and approaches to succeed within the workforce and provide better consumer travel experiences.

The advisory panel serves as advisors to the Academy, providing curriculum recommendations and support for quality programs and have no administrative or legislative authority. Working cooperatively with program administrators, staff and instructors, the advisory committee helps strengthen and improve the Academy. The success of workforce education depends, to a large extent, upon the activity and involvement of advisory panel.

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Meet The Tourism Academy's Advisory Panel

Reginald Miles EdD

Reginald Miles, EdD

Dr. Reginald Miles is originally from Massachusetts and earned his Bachelor Degree in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Colleen Cleary

Colleen is a public relations strategist with nearly 20 years of marketing experience. Her eclectic consumer insight and vast knowledge

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greg deshields

Gregory DeShields, CDE, CHE

Qualified Tourism/Hospitality and Academic Professional Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) proficient in developing and implementing plans, strategies, and initiatives specifically designed

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Keith Snode

Accomplished COO with a 10+ year track record of driving continuous improvement and enabling organization-wide mission and objectives. Dedicated to

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richard peterson

Richard Peterson

An Ambassador For: Sustainable Tourism – Travel – Community Engagement – Art – Culture – History – Heritage – Brand

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Roy Wentworth

“I’m very lucky,” reflects Roy Wentworth ’83, smiling, his eyes bright. Named Norwich Free Academy’s Athletic Director in April 2019,

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adam burke

Adam Burke

Adam Burke serves as President & CEO of Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (Los Angeles Tourism), overseeing global brand

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stephen ekstrom tourism academy

Stephen R Ekstrom

Advisory Panel Chair and Chief Strategist at The Tourism Academy | is Stephen Ekstrom. Ekstrom began his career in

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