The Conference Committee develops, organizes and coordinates the SYTA Annual Conference. Within the Conference Committee there are many sub-committees that manage functional areas of the conference (i.e. networking, education, new attendees and volunteers). If you are interested in joining the Conference Committee, please contact SYTA Staff at [email protected].


2020 Annual Conference Committee Members


Tami RogersConference Chair 
Bob Rogers Travel

Natalie Thiesen, 2020 Host City
Tourism Winnipeg

Sarah Robinson, 2020 Host City
Tourism Winnipeg

Melanie Swenarchuk, 2020 Host City
Travel Manitoba

John Marshall, 2021 Host City
NYC & Company

Reagan Stulbaum, 2021 Host City
NYC & Company

Kara Mihalevich, Education Committee Chair
Adventure Student Travel

Lee CallicuttNew Attendee/Membership Development Co-Chair
Visit Montgomery County

Kay PooleNew Attendee/Membership Development Co-Chair
Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism

Ali Brewer, Hospitality Committee Chair
National Law Enforcement Museum

Karen Pitcherello, Auction Chair
Mears Transportation Group

LouAnna Henton, Board Liaison
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation

Greg Dotson, Board of Director
Merlin Entertainments

Jennifer Fassima, Committee Member
Ellison Travel & Tours Ltd

Allison French, Committee Member
Broadway Inbound

Sandra Rosenberg, Committee Member
Holiday Inn Winnipeg

Becky ArmelyStaff Liaison
Student & Youth Travel Association