February 15, 2023



Tamaria Williams

Communications Manager

(225) 382-3577


Visit Baton Rouge team members introduced as members of the

2023 Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy

BATON ROUGE, La.The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) introduced Visit Baton Rouge team members Anna Gasperecz and Gina Stephens as members of the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy (LTLA) class of 2023 at its recent annual meeting in New Orleans.

The goal of LTLA is to further educate those within the tourism industry by developing their leadership skills, strengthening their communication networks and informing them about the responsibilities of leadership in building and enriching their tourism-related organizations. Class members will participate in six class sessions and tackle group projects throughout the year, while learning from the experiences of seasoned tourism professionals.

“I’m excited to participate with other tourism leaders in the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy,” said Anna Gasperecz, Destination Experience Manager of Visit Baton Rouge. “I look forward to learning from the group of established leaders in the tourism industry and using their expertise to better myself and organization.”

“LTLA will be a great opportunity to connect with industry professionals and network with leaders from around the state,” said Gina Stephens, Content Marketing Manger of Visit Baton Rouge. “I’m proud to represent Visit Baton Rouge alongside Anna in this program over the next year.”

The program introduced 31 members from across the state for the class of 2023.



About Visit Baton Rouge

Visit Baton Rouge is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for East Baton Rouge Parish. The mission of Visit Baton Rouge is to increase visitation to and awareness of the Baton Rouge Area, therefore enhancing economic impact. For more press releases and Baton Rouge tourism news, visit Follow Visit Baton Rouge on social media @visitbatonrouge.


About the Louisiana Travel Association

LTA is a trade association leading and strengthening Louisiana’s vibrant tourism industry through promotion, education and advocacy on behalf of our members. Tourism generated $16.8 billion for Louisiana in 2021 and is the 5th highest employer in the state. For more information, visit