Anna Tanski is the President & CEO of Visit Duluth, the official destination and tourism leadership organization of Duluth, MN – a position she has held since 2014. Prior to her role as President & CEO, Anna was the Sales Director at Visit Duluth for nine years and the Sales Director of the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (known as the DECC) for 14 years. She is a native of Superior, Wisconsin, where she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a degree in communications and English. She and her husband, Jason, live in Duluth and have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Linda John is the CEO and founder of Linda John Consulting, LLC, providing Executive Coaching and Destination Consulting services to clients throughout the USA. From 1993 – 2020, Linda served as the Executive Director for Visit Eau Claire in west-central Wisconsin. Some of Linda’s top accomplishments at Visit Eau Claire included the development of a successful regional tourism program, the creation of a sports commission for the Eau Claire area, and launching two successful mobile visitor center programs, all resulting in record-setting tourism growth for the region during her tenure.
In most recent years, John was at the table for the completion of the Pablo Center at the Confluence, where Visit Eau Claire opened its new Experience Center, as well as collaborating to craft the community partnership strategy for the new Sonnentag Event and Recreation Complex. She also was the lead voice in advocating for a new convention center, including the completion of a feasibility study and the development of a collaborative strategy for the project.
Linda now owns and operates her professional consulting practice, Linda John Consulting, through which she offers a variety of professional training and human resource development services, including team development and organizational rebuilding initiatives.
Linda is a Certified Destination Marketing Executive (CDME) and an accredited practitioner of the Integrative Enneagram for both individuals and teams. She holds memberships with Destinations International and the International Coach Federation (ICF). Linda holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Minnesota State University in Mankato and a Master’s of Science degree in Training and Human Resource Development from UW Stout.