Safe Pledge Cleaning Crowne Plaza

The Greater Lansing region wants you to be healthy and safe while visiting. Our hotels, restaurants and attractions have taken the Greater Lansing Safe Pledge for your health and well being. Please visit our Safe Pledge page for details.

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Team Lansing Foundation & Board of Directors

The mission of the Team Lansing Foundation is to champion destination development in Greater Lansing through education, research and participation with initiatives that enhance and elevate the value of the tourism assets within our community.

Team Lansing Board of Directors:

Thomas M. Collins
Traverse City Leasing, Inc. (Retired)

Barry Freed, CTA
Art Craft Display, Inc. (Retired)
Vice Chair

Bonnie Knutson, Ph.D., CTA
MSU School of Hospitality Business
Secretary / Treasurer

Julie Pingston, CDME, CMP, CTA
CEO, Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

Paula Cunningham
AARP of Michigan

Pat Gillespie
Gillespie Group

John E. (Jack) Roberts
MHSAA (Retired)

Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassador Program

CTALogoThe Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassador program is a nationally recognized certification program presented by the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau and Team Lansing Foundation. The goal of the program is to inspire front-line hospitality employees and volunteers to work together to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience.

To register for a class, or to learn more about the program, contact Melissa Nay at