PHOENIX — Steve Moore, the president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been selected to serve on the executive committee of the nation’s largest advocacy group for the travel industry.

Moore accepted an invitation join the U.S. Travel Association’s 2012 Executive Committee, which consists of visitor-industry executives from corporate, state and metropolitan entities. Moore’s fellow Executive Committee members represent the largest hotel brands, auto rental companies, theme parks, credit card companies, tour operators and CVBs in the United States.

Moore also recently accepted an appointment to serve on the board of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), a not-for-profit association responsible for research and promotion of the national exhibition industry. Moore will represent CVBs from the U.S.

Moore, who previously served as a board member of the U.S. Travel Association, has worked in the travel industry for 37 years. He came to the Greater Phoenix CVB in early 2002 and was a key player in the effort to secure state funding for the expansion of the Phoenix Convention Center.

As vice chair of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, Moore helped orchestrate the bid to bring Super Bowl XLII to Greater Phoenix in 2008 and continues to serve on the Executive Committee for the 2015 Super Bowl. He also was a member of the 2009 NBA All-Star Host Committee and co-chaired the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Weekend Host Committee.

Moore serves on the Executive Committee of the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association as well as the board of the Valley Hotel & Resort Association. On a national level, he served as Chairman of the Destination and Travel Foundation Board, while also chairing its successful $4 million Excellence Campaign in 2010. He is active in the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

The U.S. Travel Association is a national, non-profit organization that represents all components of the travel industry—an industry that generates $1.8 trillion in economic output and supports 14 million jobs. The association’s mission is to increase travel to and within the U.S.

In this advocacy role, the U.S. Travel Association conducts research, organizes grassroots outreach campaigns and coordinates industry policy. It has led the charge make the country’s aviation-security system more traveler-friendly, and it recently championed the White House’s plans to create U.S. jobs by increasing the nation’s share of the international travel market.