A native of Colorado, Mary takes great pride in the state she calls home, founding International Tourism Marketing, Inc (ITM) in 1990 – a company that is focused on international destination marketing, meeting and event planning. Under the direction of Ms. Motsenbocker, ITM also owns and produces the Go West Summit and Go China Summit, destination marketing conferences for International travel producers. Ms. Motsenbocker’s knowledge of and unrelenting commitment to resourceful event and meeting planning includes directing multiple conferences that feature both cabinet level and high-ranking officials and internationally-recognized presenters in locations throughout Asia, Europe and the US. Mary Motsenbocker, a leader in the international tourism marketing industry.
Born in Taunton Massachusetts, Bob arrived in Colorado in 1992 just 3 days after graduating high school and quickly entered the special events field as Events Manager of the Colorado Springs City Auditorium from 1993-1995. He was then recruited to help open a brand new visitor and nature center showcasing one of Colorado's most beautiful natural landmarks - the Garden of the Gods. After 6 years at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, Bob entered the non-profit sector as Community Relations & Events Director for Southern Colorado AIDS Project where he organized black tie events and multi-day fundraisers throughout southern Colorado until 2007, when the tourism industry called him back into service as Vice President of the Go West Summit. Bob's philosophy in life is simple - "Have as much fun as possible, while doing the most good!"
Opera singer, international traveler, and newest member of International Tourism Marketing (ITM) – Cassidy is ready to jump into the world of international tourism. A true mountain girl, Cassidy grew up on the Western Slope of Colorado. After moving to the big city for a degree in Classical Vocal Performance and Italian at the University of Denver, she pursued a Master’s of Arts Administration in Nonprofit Music Organizations at Florida State University. Called home by the stunning Colorado Rocky Mountains, Cassidy is thrilled to join the ITM team. Cassidy has had the pleasure to coordinate events and marketing over the past seven years for the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, Florida State University’s College of Music, City of Denver Parks & Recreation, and downtown Denver, Colorado’s own Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park.
Originally from a suburb of Atlanta, Lexie has always had a passion for travel. She received her undergraduate degree from Elon University in International Business. Her passion for travel developed into an interest in other cultures and working in an international environment. Lexie likes to consider herself as a global citizen. One day, she hopes to have visited all seven continents. After a summer internship at a start-up in Paris, her love for travel and cultural exchanges was stronger than ever. She started her career in Copenhagen, Denmark where she worked as an internal travel agent for an elite study abroad institution. Her passion for the travel and tourism industry grew and that is what brought her all the way out to Colorado to work for ITM. She is very excited to be a part of the ITM team and to become more involved in the industry.