2 from area on La. Tourism Leadership Academy board

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Jill Leo

The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) announced the 2019 class of the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy (LTLA) at its annual membership meeting Jan. 24 in Alexandria. The goal of LTLA is to further educate those within the tourism industry by developing their leadership skills, strengthening their communication networks and informing them about the responsibilities of leadership in building and enriching their tourism-related organizations.

Class members will participate in six class sessions and tackle group projects throughout the year, while learning from the experiences of seasoned tourism professionals.

“LTA is proud to announce this group of 24 individuals who represent all areas of the state and all aspects of the tourism industry,” said Jill Kidder, LTA President and CEO. “We’re excited to see how the program will impact each of them both personally and professionally.”

The 2019 class of LTLA includes two from Natchitoches.

·Jill Leo, Natchitoches Historic Business Association

Lauryn Sharplin

·Lauryn Sharplin, Holiday Inn Express Natchitoches