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

Mike Haynie, Chair
Maryland Center for Hospitality Training, Baltimore

Marian Hrab, First Vice Chair
The Hotel at Univerity of Maryland, College Park

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

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

Marshall Weston, Treasurer
Restaurant Association of Maryland, Columbia

Kevin Atticks, Past Chair
Grow and Fortify, Baltimore

Our Board of Directors

Allison Burr-Livingstone
Visit Baltimore, Baltimore

Ernest Boger
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, Princess Anne

Nora Campbell
National Aquarium, Baltimore

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

Liz Fitzsimmons
Maryland Office of Tourism Development, Baltimore

Regina Ford
TurfValley, Ellicott City

Timothy Hamilton
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis

Terry Hasseltine
Maryland Sports, Baltimore

Steve Jones
Six Flags America, Largo

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

Jackie Panowicz
Custom Media Options, Columbia

Susan Seifert
Preservation Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, Coastal Living, Your Travel Insider, Baltimore

Roseanne Souza
Maryland Tourism Education Foundation, Inc., Annapolis

Michelle Torres
Phillips Seafood, Baltimore

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

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