Harford County Tourism Manager Wini Roche has been appointed to the Maryland Tourism Development Board.
According to a statement from Harford County Government, Roche was one of four appointments by Gov. Martin O'Malley Monday.
"I’m honored to serve and promote our great state on the Maryland Tourism Development Board," Roche said in a statement. "With so many wonderful experiences to offer, tourism is truly a bright spot in Maryland’s economy."
Roche has 18 years of experience in local tourism, according to the statement. She will serve a three-year term, representing the Maryland Destination Marketing Organizations.
The Tourism Development Board guides the activities that promote Maryland as a destination, the statement said.
Roche cited the most recent state-wide event as an example, saying: "I hope to bring more grass roots advocacy to the table. We need only to look at the impact of a successful state-promoted event such as the Star-Spangled Sailabration to realize the local impact in our hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. Tourism sustains small businesses and jobs in every Maryland County—let’s spread the word."