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2014 Board
of Directors

President: Rick Hert,
West MI Tourist Association

Vice President:
Dennis Eade,
Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fishermen’s Association

Treasurer: Dan McCole,
Michigan State University

Secretary: Julie Pingston,
Greater Lansing CVB

Past President : Mickey MacWilliams,
MI Snowsports Industries Association


The mission of TICOM is to strengthen Michigan's travel and tourism industry as a vital component of economic development and quality of life through governmental advocacy, public relations, collaboration, and other promotional and educational efforts.

Boating on the Great Lakes   Springtime Beauty   Holland, MI

The 2014 Governor's Awards for Innovative Tourism Collaboration were presented at the Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism in Traverse City. The award was presented by the Michigan Travel Commission and the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan.  

The Innovative Tourism Collaboration Award for Experience Development was presented to a collaboration of three entities for "The Puck Drops Here": the Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, Main Street area Association.

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority and a collaboration of 14 sports authorities/partners representing Michigan Sports won the 2014 award for Marketing Promotion.

The Innovative Tourism Collaboration Award for Non-Traditional Partnership was presented to a collaboration of 23 entities: The Big 400.

Full descriptions for these prestigious awards are listed on the Collaboration Awards tab of this website.  Congratulations to all of the winners!

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