Cheryl Hargrove

Cheryl Hargrove is President of Hargrove International, Inc. With an emphasis on arts, culture and heritage tourism, Cheryl has worked with a diverse collection of clients over the last three decades. Cheryl utilizes her international network and broad industry experience to offer clients added value and access. A native Georgian, Cheryl has consulted on cultural heritage tourism projects in all 50 states and more than 10 countries. Author of Cultural Heritage Tourism: Five Steps for Success and Sustainability (Rowman & Littlefield, May 2017), Hargrove is frequently asked to speak on trends and best practices in cultural heritage tourism, as well as guest lecture at various conferences and classes. A recent contractor as Associate Director for National Geographic Society’s Center for Sustainable Destinations, Cheryl is perhaps best known as the first Director of Heritage Tourism ... [Read More]

John Bauser

John Bauser brings 30 years of executive management, fundraising, board development, and planning experience in the nonprofit sector to his work with Hargrove International, Inc. His consulting assignments have included board development, fundraising and strategic planning work for organizations as varied as the Trust for the National Mall, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund in Johannesburg (South Africa), New York City’s iconic 92nd Street Y, Washington DC’s Tony Award-winning Arena Stage, the Churchill Centre and Museum at the Cabinet War Rooms in London, The Phillips Collection, and the Brooklyn (NY) Conservatory of Music. John served from 2015-2017 as Executive Director of the Glynn Visual Art Association, the visual arts organization representing Georgia's Golden Isles and port city of Brunswick. Previously, he served in a variety of roles with local and state arts councils, ... [Read More]

Rita Robinette

Cultural Heritage Tourism Consultant Specializing in Sustainable Tourism Development, Planning, Management & Marketing Rita Robinette has a diverse background in market research, strategic planning, product development, and marketing. She specializes in helping communities PROTECT, CONNECT and PROMOTE their Cultural Heritage Resources. During her career, Rita has provided professional consulting, market research, and technical services to tourism destination organizations, Main Street associations, non-profits, tourism-related small businesses, and government entities. She has extensive experience in the development of feasibility studies, marketing plans, websites, and mobile applications and in the design of both print and digital online promotional materials. Specialties: Cultural Heritage Tourism Assessment with Recommendations  – Perform a preliminary tourism assessment of ... [Read More]

Berkeley Young

As president of Young Strategies, Inc., Berkeley excels at all types of market research and strategic planning for tourism destinations large and small. With 20+ years of experience, Berkeley has worked with more than 100 destinations in 26 states and is a frequent speaker at national conferences. Young Strategies and HTC Partners recently collaborated on a project for Natchez, Mississippi with research demonstrating the potential for this historic city to grow its heritage tourism. Previous collaborations for Cheryl Hargrove and Berkeley Young include work in Oxford, Mississippi and Henry County, Illinois. ... [Read More]

Scott Wayne

Scott Wayne, M.S., is the President of SW Associates, an international consulting practice focused on sustainable development through tourism for both public and private sector clients and organizations. Scott has over 20 years of experience in the tourism industry with a focus on international sustainable tourism development and investment. His practice specializes in strategic planning, international marketing and policy-making. He has advised public and private sector clients in more than 25 countries. Some of his most recent projects include: World Bank sustainable tourism development and investment assignments in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Lebanon, Zambia, and Romania; tourism investment in St Lucia, Grenada, the Western Balkans, market feasibility projects to determine product mix for major resort development in China. SW Associates is currently a sub-contractor on USAID ... [Read More]