About Maryland Tourism Coalition

A Message from the Chair

Dear Maryland Tourism Friends,

Welcome to the Maryland Tourism Coalition website. The Coalition has long advocated on behalf of Maryland’s tourism industry, requesting funding for promotion and advertising from the Maryland General Assembly and the Executive Branch of Government. Today Maryland’s tourism industry is healthy, returning millions of dollars to the state and local tax bases and supporting over 200,000 jobs.

Maryland is indeed “America in Miniature”. From the mountains to the Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, our natural resources are spectacular. Our history predates the Revolutionary War. Our Maryland ancestors played a major role in the Civil War and the War of 1812 and bravely defended Fort McHenry.

Our cultural resources are rich, and history truly comes alive from St. Mary’s city to Annapolis to Baltimore to Western Maryland and all areas in between. Please take time to get to know our incredibly diverse state.

On this website, you will find members of the Maryland Tourism Coalition represent every aspect of the tourism industry. They are here to serve the traveling public as well as other members of the industry, and we exist to serve them. Please feel free to contact us or any of the tourism professionals listed on our “links” page.


Michael Haynie
Chair, Maryland Tourism Coalition
President, Maryland Center for Hospitality Training

Our Officers

Marian Hrab, Chair
The Westin BWI, Linthicum

Chris Riehl, First Vice Chair
Baltimore Rent-A-Tour, Baltimore

Nora Campbell, Second Vice Chair
National Aquarium, Baltimore

Steve Jones, Secretary
Six Flags America, Largo

Joe Fernandez, Treasurer
AAA Mid-Atlantic/World Magazine, Washington

Mike Haynie, Past Chair
Maryland Center for Hospitality Training, Baltimore

Our Board of Directors

Allison Burr-Livingstone
Visit Baltimore, Baltimore

Ernest Boger
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, Princess Anne

Nicole Christian
Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, INC., McHenry

Liz Fitzsimmons
Maryland Office of Tourism Development, Baltimore

Carmen Gonzales
Live! Casino & Hotel, Hanover

Timothy Hamilton
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis

Kristi Hanna
Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick

Terry Hasseltine
Maryland Sports, Baltimore

Susan Jones
Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, Ocean City

Jackie Panowicz
Custom Media Options, Columbia

Greg Pizzuto
Visit Harford!, Bel Air

Renee Seiden
Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort, Chesapeake Beach

Roseanne Souza
Maryland Tourism Education Foundation, Inc., Annapolis

Michelle Torres
Phillips Seafood, Baltimore

Tim Toth
Toth Distribution Service, Inc., Bowie

Cassandra Vanhooser
Talbot Country Office of Tourism, Easton

Denise Ware
Prince George’s Community College, Largo

Kenneth Westary
The Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore

MTC is a coalition of businesses and groups that promote tourism and travel in Maryland. Join the coalition.