Director, Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Role(s): TBD
Member Organization: Gone Again Travel
Crystal Dyer is an Accredited and Certified Travel Advisor (CTA). As founder and CEO of Gone Again Travel & Tours, a groups exclusively agency, with a focus on business incentive groups and family travel. She began her passion by attending Harper College Travel Academy in Palatine Illinois, finishing a certification program for travel agents and meeting planners.
Graduating in September 1999, she initially opened the agency from her home in the Austin Community. After retiring from AT&T Communications in 2004, she worked with Delta Airlines, ONE Travel and GOGO Vacations. Crystal opened the first African American owned brick and mortar agency in the Austin community September 22, 2016.
Ms. Dyer is chair of State Representative La Shawn K. Ford Tourism committee in Springfield, Illinois. In 2015, Ms. Dyer founded Chicago Austin Youth Travel Adventures (CAYTA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and public charity. CAYTA was founded with the mission to connect disenfranchised African American youth to their heritage through tourism, volunteerism, career development, entrepreneurship, and community relations.