NJ Tourism Industry Association Names Pepenella President

ON Duty: Lori Pepenella (left) and Vicki Clark present Sharon Franz the Senator Jim Whelan Award as a person of Pepenella’s initially obligations as president. The Southern Ocean Chamber CEO is busy statewide. (Equipped Photo)
Lori Pepenella, CEO of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, was sworn in as president of the New Jersey Tourism Market Association at its yearly statewide convention in Atlantic City on Dec. 1. She however retains the Southern Ocean Chamber posture as very well.
The NJTIA customers involve each and every factor of the state’s $38 billion tourism marketplace. It is a agent physique of companies that encourage and serve the person areas of that industry.
“I am honored to be aspect of the leadership for tourism advocacy to be symbolizing our space at that amount,” Pepenella said, subsequent the occasion at the Tough Rock On line casino.
She moves up from the situation of vice president, and has served as a core committee member of NJTIA’s Conference for Tourism considering the fact that 2009.
Pepenella will lead a new slate of officers on the NJTIA board that consists of: vice presidents Ben Rose of the Higher Wildwoods Tourism Authority, Jennifer Costa of the Higher Elizabeth Chamber, and Heather Colache of Meet up with AC secretary Michael Snyder of Go to South Jersey treasurer Joann Delvescio of NJ Campground Entrepreneurs Association and quick previous president Adam Perle of ArtPride NJ.
For well over a ten years, Pepenella has represented the Very long Seashore Island area on a number of other boards. She serves as a commissioner for Ocean County Culture and Heritage and is vice chair for the Ocean County Business enterprise and Tourism Advisory Board. She served on the constitution board for the Ocean County Military Assist Committee and was named to the Ocean County School 100 Ladies Campaign.
She was statewide president of the NJ Desired destination Promoting Corporations from 2010 to 2014. She has been a showcased lecturer and mentor for both the Philadelphia and New York Non Earnings Leadership Summits she has introduced at the Vacation spot Worldwide once-a-year conference and the Stockton College Jersey ShoreCast and Shoreview, as effectively as the N.J. League of Municipalities Conference. Given that 2020 she has been a trustee for NJ Professional Wind Grantor Trust and a board member for the Group Foundation of South Jersey.
Pepenella has been honored as a Southern Ocean Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow, received the Ocean County Freeholders’ Tourism Accomplishment Award, was named honorary commander at Joint Foundation McGuire Dix Lakehurst, and was acknowledged as a Woman Scouts of the Jersey Shore Girl of Accomplishment. Considering that 2012, she has hosted the “LBI Location Report” weekly FM radio present and podcast.
“Recognizing the modifying and tough landscape for every sector of tourism, the NJTIA board’s initial initiative for the new yr is the start of their branded Certified Tourism Management specialist advancement software with the Levenson Institute of Stockton University,” mentioned a push announcement of the new board leadership.
For far more info about the New Jersey Tourism Field Affiliation, visit njtia.org.  —M.S.

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