Hargrove International includes a team of consultants with more than 70 years of combined experience. Headed by founder Cheryl Hargrove in 2007, the Georgia-based consulting company provides quality and innovative professional services in strategic planning, cultural heritage tourism, and nonprofit management. With global experience and a proven track record, Hargrove International is uniquely poised to apply proven and proactive approaches to advance your specific agenda. Our extensive network of associates allows Hargrove International to tap additional expertise for customized assistance.
Author, instructor, and 35-year travel industry veteran, Hargrove is best known as the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s first Director of Heritage Tourism. During her tenure with the organization, Hargrove developed the key steps and principles for sustainable tourism focusing on history and culture.
She recently worked with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Tourism Division, as Director of Industry & Partner Relations. Hargrove also served as Associate Director of National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations, assisting destinations in developing and marketing their place-based experiences.Read Full Bio
John Bauser brings 30 years of executive management, fundraising, board development, advocacy, and strategic planning experience to his consulting engagements with a wide range of nonprofit organizations.
John’s strategic planning work uses innovative approaches from both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. His work with the Brooklyn (NY) Conservatory of Music helped stabilize that venerable 120 year-old organization following years of staff turnover, declining enrollment, and mounting deficits. His work for the Churchill Centre and Museum, the YWCA of the National Capital Area, and The Constitution Project, helped those organizations chart new courses forward with comprehensive and detailed strategic plans.Read Full Bio
Four key principles form the cornerstones of our work. For each project we: