Keynote Speaker: Judy L. Randall

Judy is a researcher who has spent over 25 years capturing the voice of the customer. She is president/CEO of Randall Travel Marketing, Inc., a company that focuses solely on research for the travel and tourism industry.
She has conducted comprehensive visitor research studies for over 150 small, medium and large destinations. Judy, along with Dr. Larry Gustke, co-author the annual Top Ten Trends in Travel and Tourism (published annually since 1995). Judy is one of the top speakers in the travel industry and has spoken at numerous U.S. and international travel conferences.

Judy will present both the opening and closing keynotes.

Lunch Keynote Speaker: Steve Morse

Dr. Steve Morse is Dean of the McCamish School of Business at Reinhardt University. He will identify and discuss the top 3 reasons why tourism plays a significant role in community economic development in Northwest Georgia.  He will examine the new and growing relationship between officials from tourism organizations and local economic development organizations. 

Steve will also present a breakout session.