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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.


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


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

FLTA Staff

Cynthia Kimble, President
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
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
Marianne has called the Finger Lakes home since 1995. Originally from Buffalo, NY, she 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
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.

Natalia Kivimaki, Office Assistant
Prior to her move to Geneva in 2012, Natalia was a child welfare social worker in Florida for 10 years. The last 5 years have been about exploring the Finger Lakes and all it has to offer. The charm of the Finger Lakes, with its fantastic scenery, beautiful lakes, quaint downtowns and incredible history, has won her over. She is excited to work with the FLTA staff to help continue promoting the beauty of the region that she now happily calls home.  


FLTA 2018 Board of Directors


Yates County
John Socha - Chair
Showboat Motel

At Large Representative
Joe Gober - Vice Chair
Americana Vineyards 

Schuyler County
Michelle Hyde
Clute Memorial Park

Seneca County
Gene Pierce - Treasurer
Knapp Winery

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



Cayuga County 
Heather Davidson
Inns of Aurora

Chemung County
Matt Hufnagel

Cortland County 
Jim Dempsey
Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Livingston County
Tom May
Beachcomber of Conesus Lake

Monroe County Representative
Neil Morris
Indus Hospitality Group

Onondaga County 

Ontario County 
Jill Myers
Bella Rose Bed & Breakfast

Tioga County

Tompkins County
Laura Winter Falk
Experience! the Finger Lakes

Wayne County

At Large Representative
Ken McConnell 
Barrister's Bed & Breakfast 

At Large Representative 
Fred Bonn
Finger Lakes State Parks

At Large Representative
Sue A. Poelvoorde
Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway

Laury Ellen Poland
Finger Lakes Wine Country

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