Matthew MacLaren, Esq.
Director of TourismOhio
Matt is focused on growing Ohio’s $46 billion tourism industry by increasing it’s 222 million annual visits. He is responsible for implementation of the TourismOhio strategic plan, the leadership of the TourismOhio staff, increasing industry partnerships, and building visibility of the Ohio. Find It Here. brand.
Contact Matt at Matt.Maclaren@development.ohio.gov.
Lauren is working to help develop the branding for Ohio. Before coming to TourismOhio, Lauren worked at Bob Evans Farms, Inc. for 14 years as the Senior Marketing Manager. She loves to visit her family’s cabin south of Columbus which is more than 100 years old and making trips to Lakeside, Ohio.
Contact Lauren at Lauren.Seckel@development.ohio.gov.
Juliana’s primary role is to support the destinations, attractions, organizations and businesses that make up Ohio’s thriving tourism industry. Prior to working at TourismOhio, she served as Director of Scheduling as well as Assistant Communication Director for Special Events in the Office of Governor John R. Kasich. A Columbus native, Juliana is a graduate of Ohio University and loves photography, being outdoors and going on road trips.
Contact Juliana at Juliana.Khusid@development.ohio.gov.
Public Relations Manager
Tammy has been sharing Ohio tourism experiences with media and travel writers for 15 years. The best part of her job is seeing the look on a writer’s face as they experience Ohio’s many hidden treasures and their preconceived notions about Ohio melt away. Tammy is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism/public relations. She spends her free time hiking and biking Ohio, bird-watching, and gardening.
Contact Tammy at Tamara.Brown@development.ohio.gov.
In addition to processing and tracking invoicing and maintaining schedules, Amy handles the logistics for many of the meetings that take place throughout the year. Amy and her husband have a passion for motorcycle riding (Harleys in particular) and have traveled all over the state enjoying and exploring all Ohio has to offer.
Contact Amy at Amy.Summers@development.ohio.gov.
Paola Santiago Del Castillo
Social Media Coordinator
Paola manages the content dispersed through various Ohio. Find It Here. social media handles. She also collaborates with the TourismOhio team to create new and exciting content for our visitors. Paola is an Ohio University Scripps graduate and revels in telling a story that matters. You can usually find Paola at the newest restaurant in town or hiking through a nearby park.
Contact Paola at Paola.Santiago@development.ohio.gov.
Jon works in conjunction with the TourismOhio marketing staff and our team of developers, primarily on growing and maintaining the Ohio.org website. In his free time, Jon enjoys drawing, working on his mountain bike or hiking with his dog, Sammy.
Contact Jon at Jon.Dymock@development.ohio.gov.
Roxy is the Marketing Intern for TourismOhio, where she focuses on assisting participants in the Co-Op program, helps with the Ohio.org Industry Listing Database and various website duties. She is entering her last year at The Ohio State University where she studies Communications. While her heart lies at home in Cleveland, Roxy enjoys meeting new people and traveling to learn about different cultures.
Contact Roxy at Roxy.Reminick@development.ohio.gov.