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 manages the core and cooperative advertising programs to create awareness of Ohio as a travel destination. Before coming to TourismOhio, Lauren worked at Bob Evans Farms, Inc. 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.
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.
Jesse’s primary responsibility is to manage Ohio.org which is the primary call to action for all advertising. He also manages the database and provides customer service to the tourism industry with regard to their event and destination listings. In his free time, Jesse loves to go out and explore the different seasonal festivals Ohio has to offer.
Contact Jesse at Jesse.Dotson@development.ohio.gov.
Public Relations Coordinator
As part of the public relations team, Dayna assists in the creation of the Ohio Travel Guide and Ohio Calendar of Events and works with content contributors to promote Ohio. Her background includes working with both print and digital publications that promote niche markets in Ohio. Dayna is an Ohio native who loves learning about all the great things happening in the state.
Contact Dayna at Dayna.Brownfield@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.
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.
Public Relations Intern
Maggie is the Public Relations Intern for TourismOhio, where she assists with blog content, creation and editing and works closely with the public relations and marketing staff. She is a junior at The Ohio State University where she studies Strategic Communications and Spanish. Born and raised in Columbus, Maggie is a lifelong Columbus Blue Jackets fan and is always willing to give you her favorite restaurant recommendations around the city.
Contact Maggie at Margaret.Butler@development.ohio.gov.