Speaker, Attorney, & Professor
Law & Liability
Crisis & Emergency Preparedness
Meetings, Events, & Hospitality
Tyra in the News
Podcast (22:39) & Article
Hotel Tech Trends: Revolutionizing the Guest Experience (quoted)
Corporate & Incentive Travel
June 1, 2018
Degree v. Certification: What is Best?
Plan Your Meetings @ Meeting Professionals International,
May 21, 2018
Meetings & Conventions,
October 1, 2017
MeetingsToday, August 2017
Food Allergies & the Americans with Disabilities Act (as amended)
HotelExecutive, December 2016
Plan Your Meetings, August 1, 2016
Plan Your Meetings, May 3, 2016
MeetingsPodcast, April 12, 2016
MeetGreen, January 8, 2016
A Little About Me
I have spent nearly 30 years in the hospitality and meetings industries as a meeting planner, an association executive, a convention and visitors bureau representative, a hotel catering sales manager, a lawyer, and a professor. My greatest passion is tackling the tough issues in a practical (and often humorous) way that makes them manageable for everyday business.
I am, at heart, an educator. I used to have an active law practice representing meeting and event professionals but found that I have more of a heart for explaining the law than for actually practicing it, so I honor that by teaching hospitality and business law and crisis management at the College of Coastal Georgia and speaking and training industry groups. For more about me, see Who I Am.