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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 Hathaway, Director of Marketing & Sales  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.

Suzanne Pinneo, Office & Sales Assistant  SuzanneP@fingerlakes.org
Suzy is a native of Penn Yan, and her large family includes grape growers in the area. She’s excited to be a part of the team!

 

FLTA 2021 Board of Directors

OFFICERS:

Onondaga County
Danielle Neuser -  Chair
Embassy Suites at Destiny USA

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

Schuyler County
Mandy Webster - Secretary
Hilton Garden Inn 

Chemung County
Matt Hufnagel - Treasurer
Subway

At Large
Sue A. Poelvoorde - Vice Chair
Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS:

Seneca County 
Joe Gober
Americana Vineyards & Crystal Lake Cafe

Cayuga County 
Mandy Webster
Hilton Garden Inn - Auburn

Cortland County 
David C Lane
The 1890 House

Livingston County -- Vacated April 2021

Monroe County
Greg LaDuca
Visit Rochester

Ontario County
Ethan Fogg
Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce

Schuyler County
Janine Bond
Town of Hector / Smith Park

Tioga County -- Vacant as of May 17, 2021

Tompkins County
Inez Vermaas
Enfield Manor Bed & Breakfst

Wayne County
Bonnie Hays
Historic Palmyra

Yates County
Paul Curcillo
CK Cellars

 

At Large Representatives:

Brittany Gibson 
Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Don Bennett
Campground Owners of New York

 

Ex Officio:

Fred Bonn
Finger Lakes State Parks

Laury Ward
Finger Lakes Wine Country

Kevin Costello
Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council