Rick Webster joined the U.S. Travel Association in March 1993 as Manager, Tax Policy and was promoted to Director, Tax Policy a short time later. In 1997 his title changed to Director, Public Affairs, and in December 2005, he was promoted to Vice President, Public Policy. U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. As the united voice of the industry, U.S. Travel prioritizes high-impact issues that matter most to our collective membership. U.S. Travel is the unique national organization that leverages the collective strength of those who benefit from travel to grow their business beyond what they can do individually. It is the voice for the collective interests of the U.S. travel industry and the association’s 1,350 member organizations. U.S. Travel’s mission is to promote and facilitate increased travel to and within the United States. Click here for the US Travel Association website.
Rick Webster has over thirty years of experience in lobbying local, state and federal government officials, policy analysis and research, and media relations. Since June 2011 Rick Webster has served as Vice President, Public Policy, with National Industries for the Blind (NIB) in Alexandria, Virginia. He has done graduation in Political Science from Hope College and is regarded as an experienced lobbyist in the industry.