Jonathan A. Grella is the new public affairs SVP of the U.S. Travel Association, Washington. He leads the government relations, grassroots, research and communications components of U.S. Travel's highly successful campaign-style operation.
Grella most recently was senior adviser and the communications director for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Earlier provided political and communications strategy for Securing America's Future Energy/The Electrification Coalition and held a senior position in public affairs and media relations at Edelman, both in Washington. He is also a former press secretary in the Office of the Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and provided research analysis and communications support to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Grella earned a master's degree in politics from Catholic University and a bachelor's in political science from Villanova University. Details: www.ustravel.org.