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About Us

Founded in 1919, Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance is recognized as one of the longest standing 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 tourism economic growth and development through exemplary promotion of the Finger Lakes region as a world class 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 Sales & 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.

William Simiele, Sales & Marketing Assistant WillS@fingerlakes.org
William was born and raised in Watkins Glen. He grew up in the tourism industry, spending most of his childhood (and adulthood) at Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises. After some time spent living outside the Finger Lakes, Will is happy to be spending summers in and on the water again. As a member of the FLTA staff he looks forward to the opportunity to promote and represent an area he loves.

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.

Jennifer Lovejoy, Office Assistant JenniferL@fingerlakes.org
Jennifer, a Penn Yan Native, has worked in a wide variety of areas before joining the FLTA Team.  She enjoys the beautiful Finger Lakes Area with her family, and all that it has to offer along with finding new adventures along the way. She is excited to work with the FLTA staff to help continue promoting the beauty of the region in a place she calls home.  

 

 

FLTA 2019 Board of Directors

OFFICERS:

At Large Representative
Joe Gober - Vice Chair
Americana Vineyards 

Monroe County Representative
Neil Morris - Vice Chair
Indus Hospitality Group

Schuyler County
Michelle Hyde - Secretary
Clute Memorial Park

Seneca County
Gene Pierce - Treasurer
Knapp Winery

Yates County
John Socha - Immediate Past Chair
Showboat Motel

 

BOARD MEMBERS:

Cayuga County 
Heather Davidson
Inns of Aurora

Chemung County
Matt Hufnagel
Subway

Cortland County 
John Pointek
Greek Peak Mountain Resort/Hope Lake Lodge

Livingston County
Tom May
Beachcomber of Conesus Lake

Onondaga County 
Danielle Neuser
Embassy Suites at Destiny USA

Ontario County 
Jill Myers
Bella Rose Bed & Breakfast

Steuben County
Coleen Fabrizi - Immediate Past Chair
Corning's Gaffer District 

Tioga County
Todd Chandler
Tioga Downs Casino & Resort

Tompkins County
Vacant

Wayne County
Bonnie Hays
Historic Palmyra

At Large Representative
Vacant

At Large Representative 
Fred Bonn
Finger Lakes State Parks

At Large Representative
Sue A. Poelvoorde
Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway

Ex-Officio
Laury Ellen Poland
Finger Lakes Wine Country