Visit Loudoun's Annual Meeting celebrates and honors Loudoun's Tourism Industry -- the businesses, the people, the work, and accomplishments that make it successful! It is a time for networking and recognition. During the event, Visit Loudoun Tourism Awards are presented and the nominees and winners are honored. Visit Loudoun’s voting members also elect the Board Members for the next three-year term. The program takes place during National Travel and Tourism Week and revolves around a luncheon. Members of the tourism industry, elected officials, and media are invited to attend.
Visit Loudoun is excited to have Aran Ryan, Director of Lodging Analytics at Tourism Economics, as this year's keynote speaker. Mr. Ryan has over 15 years of consulting experience applying business analytics, project management, research, and financial analysis skills to support client decision-making. Prior to joining Tourism Economics, Mr. Ryan was a Director in the Hospitality & Leisure consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), and focused on lodging, gaming and vacation ownership. In this position, he applied his experience in economics and financial analysis to client engagements including valuation and transaction-oriented analysis, strategic research, and litigation support. He also played a leadership role on the team publishing PwC’s quarterly outlook for the US lodging industry. Before joining PwC, he was employed at WEFA Group (now IHS Global Insight), and conducted economic analysis and forecasts of regional economies. A graduate of Colby College, Aran earned a MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.