President and CEO
U.S. Travel Association
Roger Dow is president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, the Washington, D.C.-based organization representing all segments of travel in America. Dow regularly meets with administration officials and congressional leaders to discuss important travel issues, and his efforts have resulted in major policy victories for travel and travelers.
Dow leads a team advocating for policies to increase domestic and international inbound travel, including efforts to elevate domestic leisure as well as business and meetings-related travel, and led the creation of the Visit U.S. Coalition, a multi-industry group of 15 trade associations committed to pursuing policies that bolster international inbound travel.
Prior to joining U.S. Travel in 2005, Dow advanced through the ranks at Marriott International in a tenure spanning 34 years, where he rose to senior vice president of global and field sales. He has held seats on the boards of ASAE, ASAE Foundation, PCMA, MPI Foundation, GWSAE, the Travel Institute, RE/MAX International and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100.