Advisory Board

The TourismOhio Advisory Board is charged with advising the director of the Ohio Development Services Agency and the director of TourismOhio on strategies for promoting Ohio’s numerous travel destinations and experiences.

Dan Sullivan

Chair of the Board
HNS Sports Group, Executive Director of The Memorial Tournament
Under Dan’s leadership, the Memorial continues its strong reputation as one of the most prestigious and well-regarded tournaments on the PGA Tour. Sullivan, a graduate of Miami University, also serves on the Morton Foundation board, a group dedicated to helping children learn and play golf.

Brian Ross

Board Vice Chair
Experience Columbus
Brian is the President and CEO of Experience Columbus. He has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality business, working for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts before joining Experience Columbus in 2007.

Lee Alexakos

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Lee has more than 30 years of experience in marketing at Cedar Point and is currently the Vice President of Community Relations. Her responsibilities include coordination of all cause marketing programs, government relations and communications, and economic development initiatives relating to public/private partnerships and tourism infrastructure.

Tami Brown

Greater Cleveland Aquarium
As General Manager of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, the only independent aquarium in the state of Ohio, Brown spends most of her time setting the vision, overall direction and operational standards for the aquarium. Brown has spent her career promoting and operating attractions in Northeast Ohio, ranging from the Western Reserve Historical Society to the Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland International Film Festival.

Jodi Burroughs

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours and Wild Zipline Safari at The Wilds
Jodi is a graduate of The Ohio State University’s Max M. Fisher College of Business and has been providing exciting tree-top adventures since 2007.

Ellen Grinsfelder

Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls
Ellen is a graduate of Kent State University and moved to the Hocking Hills in 1987 where she began helping her mother operate the Inn, which is known for its peaceful, natural setting, helping travelers reconnect with nature. Ellen now runs the Inn with her husband.

Bill Kilimnik

The Golden Lamb
Bill studied culinary arts at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. As Operating Partner/General Manager of The Golden Lamb in Lebanon, Ohio, he handles all aspects of managing this Historic restaurant. Bill resides in Warren County with his wife and two children.

Joe Mazur

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Joe was named President of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in early 2017. The CVSR exists to provide a means for people to experience and engage in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio’s only national park and a community and regional asset. Mazur holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kent State University.

John Minor

Ex-Officio Member of the Board, JobsOhio
John is the President and Chief Investment Officer of JobsOhio and leads the effort to grow jobs for Ohio. His team works with expanding companies and those interesting in coming to Ohio, bringing jobs opportunities and revenue to the state.

Dan Young

Young’s Jersey Dairy
Dan is the CEO of Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs. The family farm recently celebrated 150 years and has grown to include two restaurants, miniature golf courses, batting cages, corn mazes, educational tours, large events and more.

TourismOhio Advisory Board Documents