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Our Vision

To inspire visitors and community partners to love Greater Lansing as much as we do! Which goes hand in hand with our mission, to promote the region as a visitor destination to impact the area’s economy.

What that boils down to is we want you to love Greater Lansing just like we do. Whether you’re traveling for a sports tournament, professional conference or to visit our many attractions, we want your trip to be successful, memorable and, of course, just plain fun.

Who We Are

The GLCVB is a Destination Marketing Organization for the mid-Michigan region. We are a regional Destinations International (DI) accredited nonprofit organization focused on bringing visitors to Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. We have a 60-year history as an economic catalyst for the hospitality industry in the region. The GLCVB's budget is approximately $3M and is primarily funded from marketing assessments, occupancy taxes, advertising revenue and membership dues.

Julie Pingston

Julie Pingston, CDME, CMP, CTA President & CEO

Erik Decker

Erik Decker, CTA VP Finance & Administration

Beth Jespersen

Beth Jespersen, CTA CRM & Technology Systems Manager

Melissa Nay

Melissa Nay, CTA Membership Manager & CTA Program Coordinator

Anne Lavender

Anne Lavender, CTA Visitor Services Coordinator

Business Development & Event Services

David Buckenberger

David Buckenberger, CDME, CMP, CMS, CTA Senior VP of Business Development

Kristy Doak

Kristy Doak, CMP, CTA Business Development

Mary Chris Hotchkiss

Mary Chris Hotchkiss, CMP, CTA Convention Sales & Services Manager

Stephanie Wohlfert

Stephanie Wohlfert, CMP, CTA Sales Manager

Brandie Putnam

Brandie Putnam, CMP, CTA Convention Services Manager


Greater Lansing Sports Authority

Mike Price

Mike Price, STS, CTA Executive Director

Meghan Ziehmer

Meghan Ziehmer, STS, CTA Associate Director

Tom Kinder

Tom Kinder, STS, CTA Sports Development Manager

Miranda Coleman

Miranda Coleman, STS, CTA Sports Services Manager

Marketing Communications

Tracy Padot

Tracy Padot, CTA VP Marketing Communications

Lori Lanspeary

Lori Lanspeary, CTA Leisure Marketing Manager

Valeri Gill

Valeri Gill, CTA Manager, Graphic Design & Content

Amie Lucas

Amie Lucas, CTA Digital Marketing & Content Manager