Cathy Ritter

Colorado Tourism Office

As Director of the Colorado Tourism Office since December 2015, Cathy Ritter leads a nearly $20 million initiative to maximize the potential of tourism in a state that generated nearly $20 billion in economic impact and attracted 82.4 million visitors during 2016. That same year, she initiated development of the Colorado Tourism Roadmap, identifying opportunities to improve the state’s competitive position while promoting sustainable tourism and leading travelers to less-visited destinations. Previously, Cathy was Illinois’ state travel director.

Cathy was named in November 2016 to the new National Advisory Committee for Travel and Tourism Infrastructure. She also is a member of the U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors and the Western States Tourism Policy Council. She chairs the Task Force on Sustainable Tourism for the National Council of State Tourism Directors.

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Friday, Mar 9, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
C-5 What does Marijuana Legalization Mean for Tourism? (This session will be repeated at session D-5) Friday, Mar 9, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
D-4 What does Marijuana Legalization Mean for Tourism? (Repeat of Session C-5)