Executive Director (Tourism)

Katie S. Brown
2600 Whaley Lane
Anchorage, AK 99202
(943) 565-6488

OrganiZational Development

Two decades of professional career with record of progress and achievement in tourism. Complete understandinf of North American travel and tourism destinations with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.Strengths include:

• Business Planning     • Tourism Issues
• Staff Training     • Marketing Presentations
• Budget Experience     • Public Relations & Liaison Affairs
• Customer Service Delivery     • Leadership Development

Career Experience

ALASKAN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, Anchorage, AK

1996 – 2001
Executive Director
Challenged to forge new travel markets within the state of Alaska for tourism and new business development.
• Aggressively market state tourism initiatives including national parks and commercial fishing expeditions.
• Spearheaded the develoment and execution of cooperative marketing plans between major cruise lines, comercial fishing operations, and the state of Alaska.

TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF IDAHO, Boise, ID

1990 – 1995
Executive Director
• Involved in planning and executing marketing campaign to increase interest and tourism in the state of Idaho.
• Personally negotiated all contracts with several state business to form a cooperative marketing campaign..
• Refocused the marketing strategy for development of trade shows highlighting ski and fishing opportunities in Idaho.

TOURISM INDUSTRY OF IDAHO – Education & Training, Boise, ID

1988 – 1990
Coordinator
Recruited to develop the tourism industry in the state and begin to form business partnerships.

Community / Industry Involvement

• Co-Chair, Alaskan Tourism marketing Council
• Board Member, Tourism Standards Consortium for Northern Alaska
• Past Director, Anchorage Rotary Club

Professional Training / Recognition

Certificate in Business Administration
The Association of Tourism Professionals

Distinguished Member
University of Idaho

The North American Institute for Organization Management
University of Washington

Industry Related Seminars / Courses

• Management Dynamics     • Personal Behaviour
• Total Quality Management     • Negotiations
• Motivation      • Time Management
• How to Motivate Personnel     • Conflict Resolution
• Stress in the Workplace     • Women in Management
• Equality in the Work Place     • Communicate with Confidence
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