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.

Jodi Burroughs

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours
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.

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.

J.P. Nauseef

Ex-Officio Member of the Board, JobsOhio
J.P. Nauseef joined JobsOhio in March 2019 to serve as president and chief investment officer. Under his leadership, JobsOhio leads economic development activity for the state, including companies looking to expand operations and those interested in investing in Ohio, resulting in job opportunities and capital investment 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.

Matt MacLaren

Ohio. Find It Here.
Matt is the Director of Ohio’s Tourism Agency, TourismOhio. Matt is focused on implementing the Ohio. Find It Here. strategic plan and managing TourismOhio staff and vendors to grow Ohio’s $46 billion tourism industry by increasing its 222 million annual visitors.