Rob Fulton, not to be confused with the inventor of the steamboat, but this Rob serves as the CEO of the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals, AIHP, leading their executive board of directors to new heights.
After 20 plus years working in the travel and tourism industry in Pennsylvania, Rob accepted the position as CEO of the newly formed Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP) in January of 2016. AIHP was formed by a group of seasoned and passionate hospitality professionals. AIHP exists to promote and support the sustainability of independent lodging hospitality properties through networking, advocacy, professional development and progressive business practices.
Jan Kemmerling serves as the Acting Deputy Director for the Illinois Office of Tourism in the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). As part of these duties, Jan is responsible for overall management of the domestic and international tourism marketing and public relations programs as well as the tourism grant programs. Jan is also responsible for the development and management of the Office of Tourism's budget.
Jan has worked with the Illinois Office of Tourism since 1989 except for a 6-year period of time from 1996-2002 when she served as Principal of Tourism Research and Development. As such, Jan provided consulting services to state, regional and local tourism agencies.
Jan has directed and been involved in a number of tourism marketing and research projects for the State of Illinois as well as other destination marketing organizations throughout the country. Some of these projects include:
In his own words...“I’m a Suburban Renaissance Man”… a husband, father, son, friend, speaker, author, salesman, marketer, musician, handyman, consultant, teacher, cruciverbalist (one who does crossword puzzles) and I’ve been told, an all-around nice guy. I’m passionate about my family and my work. Like many of you, I love being creative and working with my hands, as well as my mind (that’s what the wrench in my logo stands for). Your success leads to more success for me. You’ve probably heard that when you give first, you’ll get more than you could have ever asked for. It’s true. I’m living for today, while planning for tomorrow.
Whether you're a team of 1, 5 or 100, I can come to you!
From converting more inquiries to having a better website, closing more sales to creating an exceptional customer experience, he comes to our on-site conference with training with a great gift for you and your team... one that continues to pay dividends into the future. A Sales & Marketing expert all the way! You do not want to miss this man speak!