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The Greater Lansing area 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 learn more about this national program located right here in Lansing and the benefits it can offer to you, visit CTA Network Benefits to CTAs.

Register Today at CTA Network Registration. Once on the site, click the yellow SUBMIT EMAIL button without entering an email. This will allow you to set up a new account.

Upcoming Classes

  • Wednesday February 16th,  1-5PM
  • Tuesday March 22nd,  8:30AM-12:30PM
  • Monday April 18,  1-5PM
  • Wednesday May 18,  8:30AM-12:30PM
  • Thursday June 23,  1-5PM
  • Tuesday, September 20,  1-5PM
  • Wednesday October 19,  8:30AM-5:30PM
  • Monday November 28, 8:30AM-12:30PM

All classes will be located at the Greater Lansing CVB offices, located at 500 E. Michigan Ave.  Ste 180. Free parking is available in the back of the building that can be accessed from both Cedar & Larch Streets. Light refreshments are provided at each class.

To learn more about the program, contact Melissa Nay at