Ruth Toomey has been the Executive Director of the Maryland Tourism Coalition since June 2018. Toomey, a longtime professional in the Greater Baltimore/Anne Arundel County hospitality industry, has been an active member and board member of the tourism/hospitality trade organization since 2009. She was selected to serve as the Co-Chair of the Attraction Committee for Governor Hogan’s Tourism Recovery Task Force in 2020. In 2021, she was selected to sit on NOAA’s Sanctuary Advisory Council for Mallows Bay as well as the Board for the Pride of Baltimore II.
Ms. Toomey, received her degree from High Point University in North Carolina. Prior to this position, she served as the Guest Services manager for one of the largest retail outlets in the region, Arundel Mills. She has more than 26 years of hospitality and customer service management experience, focused on marketing and communications.
Ms. Toomey was raised and currently lives in Glen Burnie, Md. and is a graduate of Archbishop Spalding High School.