Hospitality Industry Advisory Board Members
Founder and President
Julie Greenspoon is the founder and president of Destination St. Louis. She graduated with a degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, and received her MBA from the University of Maryland. She owned and managed Guide Service of Washington, a travel company serving the convention and tour markets in Washington, D.C. for six years prior to moving to St. Louis. She is the proud mother of two teenage daughters.
Julie is an active member of St. Louis' hospitality industry, volunteering time and effort toward the improvement of St. Louis' historical heritage. Over the past eighteen years she has served the community in many capacities. She was a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Attractions Association, serving that organization as Treasurer and President. She is Treasurer and serves on the Board of Managers of The DMC Network, LLC, an international consortium of destination management companies. In 2008, Julie was named to the St. Louis Attractions Association Hall of Fame, recognizing her dedication to the hospitality industry. Committed to the historical preservation of downtown, she serves on the Campbell House Museum Board of Directors and, as First Vice President, is a member of the Executive Committee. She has also served as Secretary. Julie served as Treasurer of the St. Louis Chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). In 2004, she was awarded HSMAI's Industry Supplier of the Year.
In 2004, the St. Louis Small Business Monthly honored her as a leading female business owner. The St. Louis Business Journal honored her as one of St. Louis' 25 Most Influential Businesswomen in 2001, and in 1999, recognized her as one of the "40 Under 40," an annual listing of "40 outstanding individuals under 40 years old."