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Meet the Brand USA Team

Brand USA's dynamic team brings together some of the brightest and most experienced minds in global sales and marketing, consumer products and services, and the travel and tourism industry. Browse this page to learn more about our team.

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Marc Brooks

Manager, Legal & Compliance

Marc Brooks is manager, legal/compliance for Brand USA, the nation’s destination marketing organization with the mission of increasing international visitation to the United States, fueling the nation’s economy and enhancing the image of the USA worldwide. In this role, Marc provide support for contracting, internal compliance, and risk management functions. Marc, who joined Brand USA in August 2013, has been responsible for organizing contracts in BOX during the pre-Salesforce period. He previously has worked as a legal assistant and...
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Favorite Travel Memory

Traveling to New Jersey Shore every summer during childhood with my parents & siblings.

Hometown/Home State

Huntingtown, Maryland (25 miles from Annapolis)

Travel in the USA

New York City, New York, is my favorite city & Chicago, Illinois, is a close second.

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Amanda Davis

Manager, Global Markets

Amanda Davis is manager, global trade development (Europe and Americas) for Brand USA, the public-private partnership responsible for launching the United States’ first-ever nationally coordinated tourism marketing effort. Amanda had been coordinator then senior coordinator for the Global Trade team, a position she held since joining Brand USA in June 2016. During her association, she has been instrumental in supporting the USA Discovery Program, Brand USA’s online-training program for international travel agents. She has also worked...
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Favorite Travel Memory

My favorite trip was a family road trip throughout Arizona, including stops in Sedona, Scottsdale, and the Grand Canyon.

Hometown/Home State

Richmond, Virginia

Travel in the USA

The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. It's a hidden gem!

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Peter Dodge

Manager, Public Policy & Public Affairs

Peter Dodge is manager, public policy and public affairs for Brand USA, the nation’s destination marketing organization with a mission of increasing international visitation to the United States, fueling the nation’s economy, and enhancing the image of the USA worldwide. In this role, Peter functions as a liaison with all levels of government and manages outreach efforts with key stakeholders to promote and advance Brand USA's mission, raise visibility worldwide for the organization, and build community engagement. Peter first joined...
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Favorite Travel Memory

When I was a kid, my family took a cross-country trip from Massachusetts to New Mexico and I remember being amazed realizing how unique the United States is.

Favorite Travel Destination

I’ve lived in six states and Washington, DC and love exploring the diverse landscapes and cultures in each region of our great country.

Hometown/Home State

Charleston, South Carolina

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Anjelica Magee

Manager, Public Relations/Consumer & Trade

Anjelica Magee is manager, consumer and trade publication relations for Brand USA, the nation’s destination marketing organization with the mission of increasing international visitation to the United States, fueling the nation’s economy, and enhancing the image of the USA worldwide. In this role, Anjelica – who joined Brand USA in June 2019 – works closely with Brand USA’s internal media, analytics, advertising, and partner program teams to manage the performance and optimization of our global consumer-facing campaigns and programs...
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Favorite Travel Memory

Driving from coast to coast on I-10.

Hometown/Home State

Franklin, Massachusetts

Travel in the USA

State – California; City – New York City; Attraction – Disney World

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Maria Santos

Manager, Partner Marketing Programs

Maria Santos is manager, global marketing programs for Brand USA, the public-private partnership responsible for launching the United States’ first-ever nationally coordinated tourism marketing effort. Maria works in support of the U.S.-based global marketing team responsible for negotiating in-kind media and creating international marketing programs. In her role, Maria negotiates, contracts, and executes co-operative marketing campaigns focused in Europe and Latin America. Prior to joining Brand USA in September 2017, Maria was an...
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Favorite Travel Destination

My family and I spent every holiday and summer vacation while I was growing up going to Boca Raton, Florida and I would insist on going to Disney World every single time. Never got tired of it!

Hometown/Home State

Tenafly, New Jersey, but grew up in Caracas, Venezuela! – my heart is divided.

Travel in the USA

There are many places in the U.S. that I want to go to still, all mostly around California: Yosemite, Napa Valley, and San Francisco!

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Alice Shang

Manager, Media Planning

Alice Shang is the manager, media planning for Brand USA, the nation’s destination marketing organization with the mission of increasing international visitation to the United States, fueling the nation’s economy, and enhancing the image of the USA worldwide. In this role, Alice – who joined Brand USA in March 2020 – is responsible for strategic planning and campaign execution across all global consumer-facing paid media campaigns for Visit the USA and GoUSA TV. Prior to joining Brand USA, Alice was most recently the media manager for...
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Favorite Travel Memory

Road trip from Florida to California. I saw a black bear for the first time, in the wild!

Something Interesting

To learn how to swim is on the top of my bucket list.

Travel in the USA

St George Island, Florida

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Alyssea “AJ” Johnson

Senior Coordinator, Information Technology

Alyssea “AJ” Johnson is senior coordinator, information technology for Brand USA, the public-private partnership responsible for launching the United States’ first-ever nationally coordinated tourism marketing effort.
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Favorite Travel Memory

A road trip across the USA from Oregon to Washington, DC.

Something Interesting

I regularly go to karaoke and sing show tunes with my friends from high school.

Travel in the USA

San Francisco, California in the Castro Valley District because of the beautiful community and kind people who reside in the area.

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Portland, Oregon
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Justin Pile

Sr. Coordinator, Digital Asset Management

Justin Pile is coordinator, web and content for Brand USA, the public-private partnership responsible for launching the United States’ first-ever nationally coordinated tourism marketing effort.
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Favorite Travel Memory

Hiking anywhere, but especially hiking through Yosemite National Park.

Hometown/Home State

Roanoke, Virginia

Travel in the USA

The Rockies-- the skiing and hiking is unlike anywhere else I've been.

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Meghan Quirk

Sr. Coordinator, Marketing Projects

Meghan Quirk is senior coordinator, global trade development for Brand USA, the public-private partnership responsible for launching the United States’ first-ever nationally coordinated tourism marketing effort.
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Favorite Travel Memory

Driving, hiking, and swimming through the mountains and glacial lakes in Glacier National Park, Montana.

Hometown/Home State

Fairport, New York (Suburb of Rochester), a small town on the Erie Canal.

Travel in the USA

Cape Cod, Massachusetts - especially in the off-season!

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Rianna Airitam

Coordinator, Partner Programs

Rianna Airitam is coordinator, partner engagement for Brand USA, the public-private partnership responsible for launching the United States’ first-ever nationally coordinated tourism marketing effort.
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Favorite Travel Memory

​I got stuck in Boston, Massachusetts once due to heavy snow and that was the first time I'd ever seen more than 6 inches of accumulation!

Favorite Travel Destination

My family likes to road trip and I like seeing the changing scenery across states.

Hometown/Home State

Rowlett, Texas

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Munira Yusuf

Coordinator, Office Management

Munira Yusuf is coordinator, office management for Brand USA, the public-private partnership responsible for launching the United States’ first-ever nationally coordinated tourism marketing effort.
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Favorite Travel Memory

Orlando, Florida-- I could never forget the NASA Facility, Universal Studios, and of course Walt Disney World.

Hometown/Home State

Washington, DC

Travel in the USA

My favorite destination will forever be New York City, New York. It's never the same experience-- always evolving and always amazing!

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