TourismOhio Staff

Mary Cusick is the Director of TourismOhio and leads the state’s efforts to create a marketing plan promoting Ohio as a premier travel destination. Prior to her role, Cusick spent a large part of her career at Bob Evans Farms, Inc. where she was the Chief Marketing Officer. She is also the former Executive Director of the Initiative for Managing Services, a center of excellence at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Mary loves to explore new Ohio experiences and enjoys Ohio art such as paintings, jewelry, and more. You can reach Mary at

Tamara Brown is the Public Relations Manager for TourismOhio and has been sharing Ohio tourism experiences with media and travel writers for 15 years. The best part of her job is seeing the look on a writer’s face as they experience Ohio’s many hidden treasures and their preconceived notions about Ohio melt away. Tammy is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism/public relations. She spends her free time hiking and biking Ohio, bird-watching and gardening. You can reach Tammy via email at

Lauren Seckel is the Marketing Manager for TourismOhio and is working to help develop the branding for Ohio. Before coming to TourismOhio, Lauren worked at Bob Evans Farms, Inc. for 14 years as the Senior Marketing Manager. She loves to visit her family’s cabin south of Columbus which is more than 100 years old and making trips to Lakeside, Ohio. You can connect with Lauren at

Joe Giessler is the Multimedia Marketing Coordinator for TourismOhio. A native of Cincinnati, Joe earned his B.A. in Communications from the University of Dayton. Joe is an avid golfer, diehard Cincinnati Bengals fan and overall sports enthusiast. He enjoys running, cooking, grilling and meeting new people. You can email Joe at or on Twitter @joegiessler.

Amy Summers is the Office Manager for TourismOhio. In addition to processing and tracking invoicing and maintaining schedules, she handles the logistics for many of the meetings that take place throughout the year. Amy and her husband have a passion for motorcycle riding (Harley’s in particular) and have traveled all over the State enjoying and exploring all the Ohio has to offer. Amy can be reached via email at