The Board of Tourism Development consists of 13 members representing various geographical areas and segments of the tourism industry. Gov. Cox appoints members to advise the Utah Office of Tourism in planning, policies, and strategies on trends and opportunities for tourism development that may exist in various areas of the state.

The Board has the authority to approve a tourism program consisting of out-of-state advertising, marketing, and branding, taking into account the long-term strategic plan, economic trends, and opportunities for tourism development on a statewide basis.


Lance Syrett

Board Chair

Best Western Ruby’s Inn


    Nathan Rafferty

    Board Vice-Chair

    Ski Utah

    President & CEO

      Kym Buttschardt

      Roosters Brewing Company


        Dirk Clayson

        ERA Utah Properties


          Dean Cox

          Washington County Commissioner

            Elaine Gizler

            Grand County Economic Development and Moab Travel Council


              Brian Merrill

              Western River Expeditions Inc., and Moab Adventure Center


                Greg Miller

                Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

                Board Member

                  Glen Overton

                  Hotel Park City

                  Managing Partner

                    Jim Powell

                    Park City Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau

                    Vice President of Marketing

                      Mike Taylor

                      Budget Car & Truck Rental of Utah


                        Sara Toliver

                        Visit Ogden

                        President & CEO

                          Shayne Wittwer

                          Wittwer Hospitality


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                            Board of Tourism Development Meeting Schedule

                            Board of Tourism Development Meeting Schedule

                            May 14 – Meeting details TBD

                            June 11 – Meeting details TBD

                            July 9 – Meeting details TBD

                            August 13 – Meeting details TBD

                            September 10 – Meeting details TBD

                            October 8 – Meeting details TBD

                            November 12 – Meeting details TBD

                            December 10 – Meeting details TBD