Jan Kemmerling

Jan Kemmerling currently serves as the Assistant Deputy Director for the Illinois Office of Tourism in the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).  As part of these duties, Jan is responsible for overall management of the tourism grant programs, the Office of Tourism’s budget, as well as directing and managing the domestic and international travel and tourism research and planning projects.  In addition, Jan handles the international travel trade responsibilities for the Illinois Office of Tourism.Jan has worked with the Illinois Office of Tourism since 1989 except for a 6 year period of time from 1996-2002 when she served as Principal of Tourism Research and Development.   As such, Jan provided consulting services to state, regional and local tourism agencies. Jan has directed and been involved in a number of tourism marketing and research projects for the State of Illinois as well as other destination marketing organizations throughout the country.  

Some of these projects include:

  1. Development and implementation of a state-wide heritage tourism program
  2. Best practices analysis of state tourism development programs
  3. Visitor information center study and Economic Impact Analysis for the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  4. Sports development study
  5. Advertising evaluation studies
  6. Image studies
  7. Resident attitude studie
  8. Assessment and evaluation of Illinois’ tourist information centers
  9. Assessment and evaluation of Illinois’ tourism grant programs
  10. Assessment and study of five-county area in upstate New York  
  11. Economic impact analyses for various events