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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 Holman, Office & Sales Assistant  JessicaH@fingerlakes.org
Jessica joined FLTA in May of 2022, bringing experience in office management and regional tourism. Jessica takes pride in being the first point of contact for the public in need of tourism information and the efficient organization of daily operations. Jessica holds an Associate's Degree from Finger Lakes Community College in Hotel and Resort Management. She resides in Waterloo with her husband Jeffrey and their two cats.

Jason Jordan, Manager of Social Media & Communications JasonJ@fingerlakes.org

Jason joined FTLA in February of 2022 with a diverse background in the areas of nonprofit organization management, journalism, public relations and public policy consulting. In his new role, Jason leads the organization's multi-channel and approach public relations, social media and communications programs and facilitates marketing strategies. Former places of employment include Institute for Human Services, Inc., Gatehouse Media, Giesta Racalto LLC. Jordan holds a B.S. in Political Science/Political Philosophy from Syracuse University. He is a native of Hornell, N.Y. and now lives in Bath, N.Y. with his wife and son. The entire family are avid "Finger Lakes-people".

Hope Breen, Manager of Partner Relations & Sales HopeB@fingerlakes.org

Hope joined FLTA in March of 2022 with an impressive background in tourism management. In her new role, Hope will focus on attracting and retaining new partners and serving their advertising needs. Hope has a bachelor's degree in Tourism and Events Management from George Mason University. Hope helps locals become tourists through her social media channel #ROCTHECITYWITHHOPE. She is a native of Rochester and is excited to share everything the Finger Lakes region has to offer with the world. 

FLTA 2022 Board of Directors

OFFICERS:

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

At Large
Brittany Gibson - Vice Chair
Seneca Lake Wine Trail 

Onondaga County
Danielle Neuser -  Past Chair
Embassy Suites at Destiny USA

Steuben County
Coleen Fabrizi - Secretary
Corning's Gaffer District

Chemung County
Matt Hufnagel - Treasurer
Subway

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS:

Seneca County 
Joe Gober
Americana Vineyards & Crystal Lake Cafe

Cayuga County 
Vacant

Cortland County 
Vacant

Livingston County -- Vacated April 2021

Monroe County
Greg LaDuca
Visit Rochester

Ontario County
Meghan Fuller
Bristol Mountain

Schuyler County
Janine Bond
Town of Hector / Smith Park

Tioga County 
Jim Mead
Early Owego Antique Center

Tompkins County
Inez Vermaas
Enfield Manor Bed & Breakfast

Wayne County
Bonnie Hays
Historic Palmyra

Yates County
Paul Curcillo
CK Cellars

 

At Large Representatives:

Don Bennett
Campground Owners of New York

 

Ex Officio:

Fred Bonn
Finger Lakes State Parks

Laury Ward
Finger Lakes Wine Country

Vacant
Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council