Sherry Rupert

(Paiute/Washoe), CEO

Sherry Rupert

As CEO of the only national association dedicated to Indigenous tourism, Sherry is the leading voice advocating for travel and tourism as an economic driver in Tribal nations. Among her responsibilities, Sherry curates a robust educational program for Tribes and Indigenous-owned hospitality enterprises around the country. Prior to assuming the role of CEO, she served as President of AIANTA’s Board of Directors, when she was instrumental in working with Congress to pass the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act.

Sherry plans to ensure that American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian stories are included in the America250 commemoration.

*The member is serving as an official organizational representative as part of the national partnership agreement between America250 and their respective organization.