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OTD’s Marci Ross Named Maryland Tourism Person of the Year

Marci Ross, Assistant Director for Tourism Development, OTD, was named MTC’s Tourism Person of the Year during last week’s 37th Annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit, which brought hundreds of the state’s top tourism industry professionals to the Hotel at the University of Maryland. Ross began her career in tourism as a hostess at the former Baltimore Chart House restaurant. In 1997, Ross joined OTD as resources development manager, and in 2005 she was promoted to her current position where she manages the state’s Welcome Centers Program, call center and outreach efforts. She has received many other industry awards throughout her career.

“As one of the hardest-working, behind-the-scenes workers, Marci’s achievements will long outlive her tenure to the public,” said Michael Haynie, Chair, MTC. “From her work on huge endeavors like the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Cambridge to pushing for tourist attraction signage along Maryland’s highways in every corner of our state, she has a can-do spirit and always seeks positive resolutions to tourism challenges.” For a full list of this year’s MTC tourism award winners, follow this link.

Pictured: Marci Ross (third from left) with (left to right) Nora Campbell, Sales Manager, National Aquarium; Lisa Challenger, Director, Worcester County Tourism; and Chris Riehl, Baltimore Rent-a-Tour and Second Vice-Chair, MTC.