Monica Tschauner, Director of Discover Odessa, achieves tourism executive certification

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce announced on Tuesday the recent achievement of Monica Tschauner, Director of Discover Odessa, who has successfully completed the rigorous Texas Travel Association’s Travel & Tourism College Program. With dedication, hard work, and an unwavering commitment to the field of tourism, Tschauner has earned the esteemed title of Certified Tourism Executive, a press release said.

The Texas Travel Association’s Travel & Tourism College Program is a comprehensive three-year program designed to provide professionals in the tourism industry with an in-depth understanding of the industry’s intricacies. Participants undergo an extensive curriculum and engage in various coursework, culminating in a capstone project that demonstrates their mastery of the subject matter.

Throughout her journey in the program, Tschauner has demonstrated exemplary dedication and a relentless pursuit of knowledge. Her successful completion of this program is a testament to her unwavering commitment to advancing the tourism sector in Odessa, the release said.

“We are immensely proud of Monica Tschauner for her remarkable achievement,” said Renee Earls, President/CEO of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, in the release. “Her dedication to professional development and her commitment to and passion for our community is truly commendable. This certification not only reflects her personal growth, but also benefits the entire Discover Odessa team and the broader tourism industry in our region.”

As a Certified Tourism Executive, Tschauner is poised to lead her team at Discover Odessa with enhanced expertise and strategic vision. Her wealth of knowledge and industry insights will undoubtedly contribute to the continued growth and success of tourism initiatives in Odessa, further solidifying the city as a destination for travelers, the release said.