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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.


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 & Sales
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.

Amanda Markessinis, Marketing & Sales Assistant
Amanda, originally from Albany, NY fell in love with the Finger Lakes Region while attending Keuka College; where she earned her B.A. degree in Organizational Communication with a Minor in Marketing. Her passion for the area grew as she worked and earned her M.S. degree in Management from Elmira College. Amanda has had the opportunity to work in a variety of areas before joining the FLTA team, including Event Management, Higher Education, and Healthcare Marketing. Returning to the area, she's excited to represent and promote an area she loves. Outside of work Amanda enjoys traveling, and playing with her dog Axel. 

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.

Jennifer Lovejoy, Office Assistant
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


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



Cayuga County 
Heather Davidson
Inns of Aurora

Chemung County
Matt Hufnagel

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

Wayne County
Bonnie Hays
Historic Palmyra

At Large Representative

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