Staff

Executive Director

Dee Grossman

Executive Director director@traveltusc.com

Dee Grossman has been the Executive Director of the Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau since 1986. She currently lives in New Philadelphia and her core responsibilities include advocating for tourism with local, state and federal elected officials, creating policy, programs and marking initiatives for the Bureau as well as maintaining all of the assets of the organization.

  • What’s the best part about working for the CVB? Everything!
  • Why is it important to travel? Without travel, we only see today; with travel, we see the past and the future.
Communications Manager

Jesse Rothacher

Communications Manager jrothacher@traveltusc.com

Jesse Rothacher has been working for the Convention & Visitors Bureau since 2012 and lives in New Philadelphia. Jesse’s core responsibilities include maintaining our website and promoting Tuscarawas County and area events through social media, press releases, our newsletter and more. He also oversees our lodging tax information, manages all office technology, the CVB’s grant program and in-house graphic design responsibilities.

  • What’s the best part about working for the CVB? You get to meet a lot of amazing people.
  • Why is it important to travel? You can’t live in this world and not be a part of it.

Diane Lautenschleger

Partnership Development partnership@traveltusc.com

Diane Lautenschleger began her career here at the Tuscarawas County CVB in 2013. Born in Winesburg, she now lives in New Philadelphia. As the face of Partnership Development, Diane routinely updates our partners on tourism trends, CVB opportunities and other networking and educational programs to boost partner attendance and revenue. She is available to write grants for our partners and works to encourage economic development within the county.

  • What’s the best part about working for the CVB? Working with so many fantastic partners!
  • Why is it important to travel? Travel enriches life with a great breadth of experience. Plus – travels grows our economy!

Julie Levengood Stephon

Group Tour Manager – grouptour@traveltusc.com

Julie Levengood Stephon is a lifelong resident of Tuscarawas County.  She comes to the CVB after working at the Kent State University Performing Arts Center and the New Philadelphia Business and Community Association. “I am excited to represent and promote Tuscarawas County travel and tourism and I look forward to working with our partners on upcoming projects.”

Teai Warner

Visitor Services Coordinator – info@traveltusc.com

Teai Warner started working at the Tuscarawas County CVB in 2017. A livelong resident of Tuscarawas County, she recently graduated with honors from Kent State University at Tuscarawas with a Bachelors of Business Management. She is excited to learn about the tourism industry and can’t wait to showcase all Tuscarawas County has to offer.

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