Tourism Association Board

The Gunnison/Crested Butte Tourism Association (GCBTA), otherwise known as the Tourism Association, are community members appointed by the County Commissioners acting in their leadership role at the Local Marketing District. There are five at-large seats and two permanent seats assigned to Western Colorado State University and Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

The primary goal of the organization is to grow lodging revenues in the valley. Secondary goals include support for sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation and economic development.

Board Members

  • Kurt Gieselman - Chair
  • Tyler Newman - Head of Finance
  • Scott Clarkson (CBMR) - Secretary
  • Wynn Williams
  • Jennifer Barvitski
  • Gary Pierson (WSCU)
  • Kelly Osness


To apply for an empty position use this form and fill out all the required information.