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An information service from the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
U.S. International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

Contact: Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
E-mail: otti@trade.gov
Web: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov
Phone: (202) 482-0140, Fax: (202) 482-2887


OTTI welcomes four new staff members

The Office of Travel & Tourism Industries is delighted to inform the industry of the addition of four new staff members. The additions include two research analysts, an international trade specialist, and a policy analyst. The new staff includes:

Brian Beall (Policy analyst) joins OTTI with a background in tourism policy and international tourism development. Brian is concurrently finishing his Master of Tourism Administration at The George Washington University. Prior to Commerce, Brian was a joint-Research Assistant with the GW International Institute of Tourism Studies and Citizens Development Corps focused on global tourism development initiatives. Brian is fluent in French.

Mark Brown (Senior market research analyst) joins OTTI with an extensive background in economic development, marketing research, and travel and tourism promotion and research. Mark’s public sector experience includes eight years as the Research Director for the Virginia state tourism office. His private sector experience includes research management positions with several leading travel research companies, including TNS and D.K. Shifflet.

John Terpening (Market research analyst/economist) joins OTTI after working as an economist for the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) estimating direct investment abroad. Previously, he worked at USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and served ten years in the military. John studied economics and public policy at The College of William and Mary, and he is working toward his PhD in philosophy. John is conversant in German.

Cynthia Warshaw (International trade specialist) comes to us from PKF Consulting, Inc. where she worked in hotel investment analysis, attraction development consulting, and international tourism market research. Her eight years of tourism industry experience includes both domestic tourism development as well as international tourism promotion in Panama, Costa Rica, and Brazil. Cynthia is fluent in Portuguese, French and Spanish and has a Masters degree from The George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies.

With the addition of these four excellent staff members, OTTI now has its full complement of 12 staff to assist the industry. To learn more about our office, please visit the OTTI website at: https://travel.trade.gov/

To find any of the International Trade Administration (ITA), Manufacturing and Service’s (MAS) analyst, (including all OTTI staff) go to: http://web.ita.doc.gov/td/shared/tdindus.nsf/$$Searches?Openform

Once there, type in a person’s name or an industry sector and a list of the staff who work on these areas will be provided. Or, click on the links for Industries, SIC Codes, or Analysts and a full list of all ITA’s MAS analysts will be shown.

All the staff at OTTI want to thank you for your continued interest and support of the programs and services provided by our office. We hope to continue to improve them for the industry in the future.

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