Our speaker will be Nicole Braden, Director of Community Engagement and Operations for Sonoma County Tourism. Nicole is a graduate of Sonoma State and Rutgers University where she received the prestigious Mason Gross School of the Arts Achievement Award. She has performed on Broadway, in regional theaters, featured in television and film and worked in music publishing in New York.
Having been raised in Sonoma County, Nicole came back after 16 years in New York City and the hospitality and tourism business was the perfect segue for her. She created the “Let’s Talk Tourism” program, a series of conversations to discuss Sonoma County’s hospitality industry and tourism, as well as the Sonoma County Tourism Care program in partnership with the Lodging Association. She oversees the Certified Tourism Ambassador program, a national certification designed to improve visitation encounter into a positive experience. The CTA program is in its fifth year and has certified over 2,000 tourism professionals, volunteers and residents in Sonoma County.
Come hear Nicole talk about the wine industry, jobs, tourism and what lies ahead. Guests welcome!
Tuesday, September 12, 11:30 am
General Meeting & Luncheon
Summer in Sonoma County
Photography by Nancy MacDonald
President Sue Rodrigues
Time: 12:00 noon / check-in beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Place: Oakmont Quail Inn, 7025 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409