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Tyler DavidsonTyler Davidson
Vice President & Chief Content Director
San Francisco, CA

Tyler Davidson has covered the travel trade for nearly 25 years, having previously worked as the Asia, Canada, Pacific Northwest, and Western U.S. editor at Travel Weekly magazine and TravelAge West. Before joining the dual editorial staff producing destination sections for Travel Weekly and TravelAge West, Tyler was the Africa, Israel, Middle East, Switzerland, and Pacific Northwest editor at TravelAge West. He also undertook general news and feature assignments while working at the magazines.

Besides reporting on the travel trade, Tyler has covered the real estate industry, held various editorial positions at the San Francisco-based national satire magazine The Nose, wrote freelance technology industry pieces and covered the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders for a bilingual newspaper in San Francisco. He has a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University, where he worked in various editorial capacities on its award-winning student magazine, Prism.

Marlene GoldmanMarlene Goldman
Managing and Destinations Content Director
San Francisco, CA

Marlene Goldman has been working as a travel writer, editor and photographer for nearly 20 years. She authored The Little Black Book of San Francisco and The Little Black Book of Los Angeles, among other travel guides. Her travel stories have also been published in a variety of magazines and websites including BBC Travel, American Way, Alaska Airlines Magazine, AAA Traveler, Via, Morning Calm, Open Skies and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Marlene has won a number of photography awards with the Society of American Travel Writers, including the Silver award for Photographer of the Year 2014.

Prior to travel, Marlene worked in the music industry as a radio producer and music critic, with outlets such as Rolling Stone online. Aside from her work in publishing, Marlene also teaches yoga.

Lori TennyLori Tenny
Director of Strategic Content
San Francisco, CA

Lori oversees all feature-related content from staff and freelance writers for Meetings Today's print publications, website and digital editions, as well as custom publishing, content marketing initiatives and strategic digital projects.

Lori has worked in publishing for more than 20 years. She previously worked as a freelance writer and editor specializing in travel-related content for trade and consumer publications and websites, and she spent eight years as an editor at Travel Weekly and TravelAge magazines, where she covered all regions of the U.S., as well as Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Lori has a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University, where she served as executive editor and in other editorial positions for Prism, the university's award-winning student magazine.

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen
Engagement & News Editor
Cedar Rapids, IA

Eric started his professional writing career at The Daily Iowan while attending The University of Iowa in Iowa City. During his time at the newspaper, he wrote for the Arts & Culture section, writing articles primarily on the literary and music beats. He was quickly promoted to the role of assistant events editor and then arts editor, before graduating with degrees in journalism and marketing.

Post-college, Eric accepted a job at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Eventually, he saw an opening for the eMedia Content Developer position at Meetings Today and was hired on full time.

In his current position, Eric writes and helps edit feature and destination pieces, manages the publication’s social media and news efforts, and figures out new ways to drive traffic to the website.

Kate CripeKate Cripe
Content Developer, Departments/Features
San Diego, CA

Kate Cripe has been with Meetings Today for over eight years as a Sales, Marketing and Content Coordinator. Her role working on a wide variety of projects, including the Meetings Today Live! events, sparked a creative urge to explore and write about new trends and happenings in the industry.

An inveterate traveler with an eye for the off-beat, Kate is looking forward to discovering new experiences and destinations to share. She graduated from the University of San Francisco and recently relocated to San Diego with her husband Eric and pup Lucy.

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Barb Schrafel Barb Schrafel
Senior Manager of Audience Development
Cedar Rapids, IA

Michael Leonard Michael Leonard
Audience Development Manager
Cedar Rapids, IA


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Webinar Manager
Cedar Rapids, IA


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Brand Marketing Specialist
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Guy WendlerGuy Wendler
President and CEO
Cedar Rapids, IA

Peter StamatsPeter Stamats
Executive VP and COO
San Francisco, CA

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