She previously served as OTTI’s deputy director for policy and planning.

“Isabel brings to the job impressive experience and well-proven skills in all aspects of travel and tourism through her work in the private sector, state and federal government,” said Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale in announcing the appointment.

“Most recently, Isabel coordinated the interagency development of the first-ever, government-wide National Travel and Tourism Strategy under President Obama’s Executive Order, and she is leading our efforts to implement the Strategy through the Tourism Policy Council. This is a very exciting time and opportunity to increase U.S. travel and tourism exports, and I am confident that Isabel and OTTI will continue to play a key role in our efforts to support this critical industry.”