Tacoma’s top travel promoter just got some international recognition.

Travel Tacoma + Pierce County CEO Bennish Brown has been named to the board of trustees at Destinations International, a leading industry group representing destination marketing organizations and tourism boards worldwide.

Brown joins a board with trustees representing notable tourist destinations such as New York, Barcelona, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Nashville and Philadelphia. Together, the board will help helm an organization comprising more than 4,700 members from nearly 600 destinations in approximately 15 countries.

Brown’s addition to the international board is noteworthy given Pierce County’s growing profile in Northwest tourism. In 2016, the county hosted more visitors — who in turn spent more money and supported more local jobs — than any year since it began keeping tourism records.