Erin Wirth is a Tourism Development Consultant for the Nebraska Tourism Commission. She manages the Nebraska Passport Program, an innovative travel program designed to increase traffic to Nebraska's "hidden gem" tourism destinations. Before joining Nebraska Tourism in 2016, Erin worked for Gateway Mall and the University of Nebraska in program development and marketing. She was named the "2018 Marketer of the Year" by the American Marketing Association-Lincoln and one of "Lincoln's 20 Under 40: Young Professionals Making a Difference." Erin has held leadership positions in several non-profit organizations that work to improve the lives of Nebraskans, and has won 14 awards for excellence in marketing and public relations from the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America. She is currently completing her MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.