About Us

Founded in 1919, Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance is recognized as one of the oldest destination marketing organizations in the United States.  We are an association of private-sector attractions, tourism-related businesses and county tourism offices working together to enhance and promote visitor businesses for the 9,000 square-mile Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Mission:
Lead economic growth and development through exemplary promotion of the Finger Lakes region as a world class tourism destination.

Vision:
Be the recognized leader for destination marketing strategies and resources in the Finger Lakes region.

FLTA Staff

Cynthia Kimble, President cindyk@fingerlakes.org
Cynthia Kimble, the former President of the Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce, was selected as FLTA's President in November of 2007. Kimble brings years of experience in marketing and financial management to her position. Cindy is a lifelong resident of the Finger Lakes region. She spent nearly 14 years at the Canandaigua Area Chamber of Commerce as Vice President, Financial Manager and BlueCross/Blue Shield Administrator. She also served as a Risk Management Supervisor for Paychex. Kimble holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from St. John Fisher College.

Jessica Robideau, Director of Marketing  JessicaR@fingerlakes.org
Jessica, a Penn Yan native, realized after working in a Finger Lakes winery that marketing was something she wanted to learn more about and a field in which to establish a career. Jessica has had the opportunity to visit and work in a wide variety of areas and before joining the FLTA team, worked with organizations establishing marketing departments as well as assisting and consulting from a marketing perspective. She is excited to join the team at FLTA in order to promote the beautiful and diverse area she's proud to call home with highest level of commitment and excellence. Jess graduated with a B.S in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from LeMoyne College.

Marianne Rosica-Brand, Director of Sales  MarianneR@fingerlakes.org
Has called the Finger Lakes home since 1995. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Marianne spent eight years in Washington, DC before discovering the beauty of the Finger Lakes region. She has most recently spent the last eight years working with local nonprofits and community initiatives. Marianne graduated from Niagara University with Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and in Spanish.

Karen Colizzi Noonan, Office Manager karenn@fingerlakes.org
Before joining Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance Karen was an Executive Assistant to a New York State Senator for nine years.  She is a life-long resident of Geneva, New York with a strong appreciation for the beautiful region she calls home.  She has a special interest in the preservation of historic theaters and is the immediate Past President of the Theatre Historical Society of America and also serves on the Sampson Theater Advisory Committee in Penn Yan. She holds a degree in Marketing & Public Relations from Cazenovia College.

Daniel Stokes, Communications Specialist DanielS@fingerlakes.org
Before coming to the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, Dan was the Communication Director for the Finger Lakes IMPACT, an amateur football team based in Newark, NY. He was also the Public Relations Intern at Watkins Glen International during the 2013 racing season. Dan graduated from SUNY Fredonia with Bachelor's Degrees in Public Relations and in Audio/Radio Production. Dan has called the Finger Lakes home for his entire life, growing up in Newark.

 

FLTA 2016 Board of Directors


OFFICERS:

Steuben County
Coleen Fabrizi - Chair
Corning's Gaffer District 

Yates County
John Socha - Vice Chair
Showboat Motel

Onondaga County
Sarah Wiles - Secretary
Mid-Lakes Navigation

Seneca County
Gene Pierce - Treasurer
Knapp Winery

Cayuga County 
Heather Davidson - Immediate Past Chair
Inns of Aurora


BOARD MEMBERS:

Chemung County
Sheila Thomas
Holiday Inn Elmira

Cortland County
Jim Dempsey
Cortland County CVB

Livingston County
Tom May
Beachcomber of Conesus Lake

Monroe County Representative
Jimmy Wilmot
Wilmorite Management Group

Ontario County
Nick Violas
Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake

Tioga County
Eva Mae Musgrave
The Edge of Thyme Inn

Schuyler County
Michelle Hyde
Clute Memorial Park 

Tompkins County
Laura Winter Falk
Experience! the Finger Lakes

At Large Representative
Joe Gober
Americana Vineyards 

At Large
Ken McConnell 
Barrister's Bed & Breakfast 

At Large Representative
Fred Bonn
Finger Lakes State Parks

At Large Representative
Neil Morris
Indus Group

FLTA President
Cindy Kimble
Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance