Team & Leadership

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.

Team & Leadership
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Craig Ashby

Senior Manager, Business Processes & Financial Analytics

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Favorite Travel Memory

Visit to George Washington National Forest in West Virginia. The Dark skies show the Milky Way and it was one the most beautiful sites I have seen.

Community Service

Habitat for Humanity rebuild in New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. I also volunteer for church projects to assist the elderly.

Favorite Travel Destination

There are many. My favorite destination in the U.S. would be the Rocky Mountains; Puerto Rico for magnificent scenery, beaches, and musical nightlife: and New Orleans for the jazz music.

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Acadia National Park
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Dani Campana

Senior Manager, Partner Engagement

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Favorite Travel Memory

Annual family vacations to the Outer Banks, NC!

Something Interesting

My last name means "bell" in Italian and Spanish.

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White Mountains, New Hampshire
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Casey Canevari

Senior Manager, Global Trade Development (Canada)

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Favorite Travel Memory

Seeing elephants for the first time on a safari in Africa.

Something Interesting

Casey once got lost hiking on a volcano in Guatemala and missed the last bus out for the night, so he had to spend the evening with an indigenous family who took him in as one of their own family members.

Hometown/Home State

Warwick, New York

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Vail, Colorado
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Amanda Davis

Senior Manager, Global Trade Development (UK, Europe, India)

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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

Favorite Travel Destination

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

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Jerod Fuchs

Senior Manager, Partner Marketing

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Clemen Hernandez

Senior Manager, Media Planning

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Favorite Travel Memory

A family trip to the Great Smoky Mountains and watching the sunrise to welcome the new year

Something Interesting

My favorite holiday is Christmas and I have a collection of Santa Clauses of all sizes

Hometown/Home State

Miami, Florida

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Washington, DC
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Paul Howard, CPA

Assistant Controller

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Favorite Travel Memory

Going to the Thousand Islands National Parks in Canada as a child every summer.

Hometown/Home State

Berwyn, Pennsylvania

Favorite Travel Destination

My favorite travel destinations in the U.S. are Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming and San Francisco, California.

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Joshua Tree National Park
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Maya Hua

Senior Manager, Partner Engagement

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Hometown/Home State

Chicago, Il

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Mimi Jung

Senior Manager, Branding & Design

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Favorite Travel Memory

Exploring wild waterfalls throughout the Asheville region in western North Carolina

Travel in the USA

Florida Keys—swimming and kayaking through the crystal clear waters alongside the diverse marine life

Hometown/Home State

The nation’s capital—Washington, D.C.

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Snowbird, Utah
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Chelsea Sullivan Kaiser

Senior Manager, Partner Marketing

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Favorite Travel Destination

St. Michael’s, Maryland. Picturesque seaside views, boutique shopping, and all-you-can-eat crab!

Favorite Travel Memory

Relaxing with friends in Beech Mountain, NC, a cozy ski town with incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Hometown/Home State

Silver Spring, MD

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Matt Nicoletta

Senior Manager, Marketing Analytics & Business Insights

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Hometown/Home State

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

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Jonas Onkelinx

Senior Manager, Research & Insights

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Favorite Travel Memory

Seeing a grizzly mama with cubs, moose, elk, and countless bison in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

Something Interesting

Visited more than 90 National and State Parks in 31 states

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Kat Pommer

Senior Manager, Technology

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Blanca Romero in Ocean City, Maryland
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Blanca Romero

Senior Manager, Office Management

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Favorite Travel Memory

My first solo trip to Disneyland where I learned that I am still a child at heart!

Community Service

Serving others in times of need is a fulfillment in my life.

Hometown/Home State

I consider El Salvador and Maryland my home.

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Maria Santos in Washington, DC
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Maria Santos

Senior Manager, Brand

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Travel in the USA

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.

Favorite Travel Destination

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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Lisa Tejeda

Senior Manager, Global Trade Development (LATAM)

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Favorite Travel Memory

Taking her mother along on a tour of the USA's West Coast

Something Interesting

In 2016, Lisa decided to take time off to visit all her bucket-list destinations around the world and returned to regular life in 2018.

Hometown/Home State

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Amy Aaronson Levine

Manager, Public Affairs

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Travel in the USA

Amy has traveled to 19 states

Hometown/Home State

Chicago, Illinois

Favorite Travel Destination

Oahu, Hawaii

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Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Philip (Phil) Dickieson

Manager, Events

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Favorite Travel Memory

Participated in the "52 Hike Challenge" and did 52 hikes in a year—spent the whole year traveling around the DC/MD/VA area finding new places to hike.

Hometown/Home State

Born in Washington, DC, and raised in Bethesda, MD, he now lives in DC where he soaks in the history and spends time learning more about the unique neighborhoods and culture.

Favorite Travel Destination

Maine! Whether you're braving the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean or hiking a mountain in Acadia National Park, there's always something exciting to do.

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Andrew Felts

Manager, Corporate Communications

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Favorite Travel Memory

Driving along Highway 1 for the first time from San Francisco to Monterey, CA

Hometown/Home State

Camden, Alabama

Favorite Travel Destination

Pacific Northwest

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Marsha Jones

Manager, Financial Operations & DE&I

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Community Service

Volunteers with local NAACP and Veterans Affairs (VA)

Something Interesting

Danced on Soul Train for teens in Los Angeles

Hometown/Home State

Los Angeles, California

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Dominique McCaskill

Manager, Executive Operations

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Travel in the USA

Dominique has visited 22 states.

Favorite Travel Destination

Bali, Indonesia

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Grace Muniu

Senior Reporting Analyst

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Favorite Travel Memory

Going on a tour through the Glaciers of the Swiss Alps

Hometown/Home State

Maryland

Favorite Travel Destination

Kenya

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Carolyn Qualls

Manager, Partner Marketing Programs

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Favorite Travel Memory

Family trips to Galveston Island, Texas.

Hometown/Home State

Arlington, Texas

Favorite Travel Destination

Costa Rica

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Coralis Rivera-Aponte

Senior Manager, Social Media

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Favorite Travel Memory

Going on a father-daughter road trip through Yellowstone.

Hometown/Home State

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Favorite Travel Destination

Mexico City

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Niagara Falls, New York
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Munira Yusuf

Manager, Accounts Payable

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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

Favorite Travel Destination

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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Alex Dudich

Senior Coordinator, Partner Programs

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Favorite Travel Memory

Navigating Iceland's Ring Road with family.

Hometown/Home State

Wheeling, West Virginia

Favorite Travel Destination

Tie between Iceland and Czech Republic

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Sofia Dunn

Senior Coordinator, Media Producer

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Favorite Travel Memory

Biking across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Hometown/Home State

Apopka, Florida

Favorite Travel Destination

California Coastline

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Maggie Eng

Staff Accountant III

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Favorite Travel Memory

Going on a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon.

Hometown/Home State

Hong Kong

Favorite Travel Destination

Taiwan

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Michelle Harris

Senior Coordinator, Campaign Management

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Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan
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Desmon Hickson

Senior Coordinator, Global Trade (Asia Pacific)

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Favorite Travel Memory

Living with his host family in Japan.

Hometown/Home State

Baltimore, Maryland

Favorite Travel Destination

Japan

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