Message from Development Services Agency Director David Goodman


I want to take this opportunity to thank Mary Cusick for the good work that she did as the leader of TourismOhio over the last few years. 

When I joined the agency, the legislature had provided tourism with a reliable funding method.  The newly-appointed TourismOhio Advisory Board provided strategic input from various industry sectors.  But we needed a brand and a strategic direction.  At that time, I promised to bring you an experienced leader. 

Mary delivered this high-quality brand, Ohio. Find It Here.  She inspired members of the industry to embrace it and she taught TourismOhio’s talented staff to execute it.  She delivered what she promised and for that I have thanked her for a job well done.

As we move forward, we will be looking for the next strong leader.  The team and strategies are in place to build on the positive momentum.  Feel free to contact me, or any member of the team if we can assist you in sharing the story of all this great state has for visitors. 


David Goodman

Director, Ohio Development Services Agency


Posted On: August 18, 2017