Murphy Named To Indiana Tourism Academy Inaugural Class

INDIANAPOLIS (March 17, 2022) – New for 2022, the Indiana Tourism association launched the Indiana Tourism Academy. The mission for the academy is to provide education, resources and networks needed to develop travel professionals for the state of Indiana.

The inaugural class was officially announced during the Indiana Tourism Conference this past week. The participants include Corey Murphy, President of Henry County Destination Development and Executive Director for the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation.

Other participants are Amber Caccamo, Executive Director, Dekalb County Visitors Bureau; Brigette Jones, Executive Director, Hancock County Tourism; Cori Humes, Executive Director, Visit Marshall County; Dustin Ritchea, Production and Promotion Director, Indiana Dunes; Jessa Campbell, Marketing and Communication Manager, Visit Fort Wayne; Jessica Lindauer, Sales and Marketing Director, Visit Dubois County, Inc.; Mark Thacker, Executive Director, Anderson Madison County Visitors Bureau; Mary Clare Wall, Community Engagement Officer, Indiana Destination Development Corporation; Mikel Beck, Executive Director, Experience Franklin County; Nicole Lawler, Director of Marketing and Travel Media, Visit South Bend Mishawaka; Philip Deiwert, Executive Director, Decatur County Visitors Commission; Sarah Ferguson, Director of Marketing, Visit Hendricks County; Teal Strabbing, Visitor Services Manager, Visit Bloomington

The academy will meet six times over the course of the next year and will graduate with a certificate of completion from the Indiana Tourism Association.

“I’m looking forward to learning from others as we strive to enhance destination development in Henry County,” noted Murphy. “We are only beginning our second year in taking on the tourism efforts here and see so many opportunities for our community as we progress.”

The Indiana Tourism Association’s mission is advocating the value of tourism in Indiana and supporting the best practices of its members. Established in 1980, the association partners with the Indiana Destination Development Corporation, Association of Indiana Restaurant and Lodging and other statewide associations to support tourism investment and promotion as an economic contributor to the state.

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