Congratulations to the inaugural America250 Award recipients! Learn more about them.

Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism Advisory Council

The hospitality and tourism industry will be essential in Americans’ engagement in the semiquincentennial, with national and international visitors welcomed into every region and community of the country. From big cities to small towns, American culture has been shaped and influenced by our nation’s rich travel traditions, and the Hospitality & Tourism Advisory Council will uplift and highlight our collective commitment to exploring America’s places.

*The listed organization, institution, or company is not affiliated with America250.
**The member is serving in their individual capacity and not as a representative of their organization.
***The member is serving as an official organizational representative as part of the national partnership agreement between America250 and their respective organization. 


CEO, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association

Managing Director, The Hermitage Hotel*


Brad Dean**

CEO, Discover Puerto Rico*

Gretchen Hall**

CEO, Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau*

Lawrence Horwitz**

Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America*

Parker McMullen Bushman**

Co-Founder, Ecoinclusive Strategies*

John Ricks**

Executive Director, Nebraska Tourism Commission*

Stephen Wolter**

Executive Director, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University*


Laura Huerta Migus

Deputy Director, Office of Museum Services, Institute of Museum of Library Services