Julie Pingston, CDME, CMP, CTA
President & CEO
Julie Pingston began her career with Choose LansingTM in January 1993. She graduated from Alma College in Alma, Michigan. Julie worked for the U.S. Travel & Tourism Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. prior to joining the Choose LansingTM.
After 27 years at Choose LansingTM, in 2020, she was selected to become the President and CEO.
Julie is a Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME), Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), and a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA).
On Your Visit to Lansing, Julie Recommends:
- Enjoying all of the hand-crafted beverages that local breweries have to offer.
- Attending a performance at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts
- Visiting an art gallery
- Watching a Lansing Lugnut's baseball game at Jackson Field
- Attending any of the many holiday events throughout the city such as the Silver Bells in the City lighted parade
Julie loves being involved in the community and is proud to serve on a number of local boards and organizations throughout the region, including the Potter Park Zoological Society Board, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, and the Lansing Rotary Club.