Message from Mary


In December 2013, I accepted the task of leading TourismOhio to collaborate with the industry to create a standard of performance and to effectively brand and market the state of Ohio.

Those tasks and more have been successfully accomplished with the commitment of an engaged tourism industry, a thoughtful TourismOhio Advisory Board, a superbly talented staff, and a number of passionate marketing partners. During this time, we’ve introduced TourismOhio’s first “Plan to Win,” launched a new advertising co-op, and instituted the new Ohio. Find It Here. brand, creating positive momentum for the sustainable growth of the travel industry and positioning Ohio as a leader among its competitors.

With that, I regret to say that I have chosen to leave TourismOhio on August 1. The travel economy in Ohio is strong, and the industry is collaborative. I have immensely enjoyed working with all of you and applaud your work which continues to propel the growth of tourism in Ohio. Should you need any assistance, please contact TourismOhio Communications Manager Juliana Khusid at Thank you for all you do for the good of Ohio.

With gratitude,

Mary L. Cusick


Posted On: July 28, 2017