Jackie Ennis is the senior director, global trade development 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, Jackie oversees the strategic development of trade activities in all the international markets.
Jackie, who joined Brand USA in August after working as a consultant with the organization’s global trade team for the past eighteen months. Jackie was previously responsible for the international marketing stratetgy for the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. She also was the executive director for Discover New England, where she developed the successful business-to-business international marketplace which is considered one of the most valuable business opportunities for the New England hospitality industry in marketing the region to international travelers. Her other previous positions included: principal of Ennis Marketing; the director and international marketing manager for Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing; and the product manager for Saga Holidays.
An avid traveler, Jackie has lived in three countries as well as visited 29 countries and 28 states and the District of Columbia in the U.S. She loves tennis and is semi-fluent in Spanish. She is married to David Rocchio and has two children.
Jackie received her bachelor's in international relations and Spanish from the University of Warwick, England.
ABOUT BRAND USA
Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, was established by the Travel Promotion Act as the nation's first public-private partnership to promote the United States as a premier travel destination and to communicate U.S. travel policies and procedures to worldwide travelers. The organization’s mission is to increase international visitation to the USA in order to fuel the U.S. economy and enhance the image of the United States worldwide. Formed as the Corporation for Travel Promotion in 2010, the public-private entity began operations in May 2011 and does business as Brand USA. According to studies by Oxford Economics, over the past five years Brand USA's marketing initiatives have helped welcome 5.4 million incremental visitors to the USA, benefiting the U.S. economy with more than $38 billion in total economic impact and supporting, on average, more than 51,000 incremental jobs a year.
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