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Tourism official with NM group on national board

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A tourism official with an Albuquerque-based group has been named to the Commerce Department's national travel advisory board.

Sherry Rupert, who is vice president of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association in Albuquerque, was one of six new members appointed Thursday to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.

The board advises the commerce secretary on travel and tourism issues. Its members represent a broad cross-section of the industry, including transportation and financial services and hotels and restaurants.

Rupert, who is from Nevada, also serves as the executive director of the State of Nevada Indian Commission.

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