Organization Development, Advocacy and Community Relations

Typical Clients


  • National, state and provincial tourism offices/departments/ministries/commissions
  • Municipalities and regional/county/parish governments
  • Convention & visitors bureaus and/or tourism development authorities/councils/commissions
  • Regional tourism organizations
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Foundations and tourism BIDs/PIDs and DMFs
  • Public assembly companies
  • National/state/provincial/regional and/or sectoral visitor industry associations
  • Hotel and lodging associations
  • Other destination marketing/management entities


Practice Development


  • Over 40 years associate combined research, training and advisory experience in USA and Canada
  • Former CVB CEO/executive directors with heightened tourism advocacy and community relations responsibilities
  • Assistance to 35+ CVBs on effective organization development, advocacy research and planning and new destination funding support
  • Preparation and usage of a pre-application CVB accreditation program checklist
  • Tourism advocacy and CVB professionalism and funding capabilities  
  • Speaking engagements at various industry conferences and community tourism meetings


Current Representative Assignments

(in conjunction with associate company T. Anderson & Associates)


  • Organization Renewal Strategic Plan, Northern Indiana TDC (IN)
  • New Destination Funding Business Case Request, Montgomery County VCB (IN)
  • Increased Destination Funding Strategy and Request, Mt. Pleasant Area CVB (MI)
  • Bylaws and Policy & Procedures Review, Steuben County TB (IN)
  • Advocacy Plan Facilitation and Development, LaPorte County CVB (IN)
  • DMO Human Resources Strategy and Plan, Arlington CVB (TX)
  • Advocacy Plan Facilitation and Development, Beverly Hills CVB (CA)
  • Strategic Organization Development and Related Position Descriptions, Jeff Parish CVB (LA)


Success Case Studies


  • Mt. Pleasant Area CVB (MI)
  • Beverly Hills CVB (CA)