Board of Directors


Vision: Elevate Tucson as the dynamic outdoor and cultural hub of the Sonoran Desert.

Mission: Welcoming the world to Tucson to strengthen our vibrant community


Executive Committee

Nancy Kluge, Chair - President, Reid Park Zoological Society

Laura Shaw, Vice Chair - Senior Vice President, Sun Corridor Inc.

Ghee Alexander, Treasurer - CEO, Desert Hospitality Management

Steve Earnhart, Secretary - Market President, iHeartMedia

John Denker, Immediate Past Chair - Vice President of Marketing, University of Arizona

Dr. Amanda Kraus, Member at Large-  Assistant Vice President, Campus Life University of Arizona

Bob Hoffman, Member at Large - President Tucson Roadrunners.

General Business

Hilary Van Alsburg, Executive Director, Children's Museum

Shaun Tilley, Assistant General Manager, Tucson Convention Center 

Hospitality/Visitor Services

Nate Ares, Owner, Ares Collective Restaurants

Hillary Louarti, Owner, Diamond Transportation

Moniqua Lane, Owner/Developer/Property Mgr., Downtown Clifton

Bryan Tubaugh, CEO, Aligned Hospitality Management

Jan Hyneman, Regional Sales Manager, PRA Arizona Business Events

Jill Nghiem, General Manager, The Leo Kent Hotel


Sharon Bronson, Pima County Board of Supervisors, Pima County

Charlene Mendoza, Mayor’s Appointee, City of Tucson

Josh Nicholson, Council Member, Town of Oro Valley

Director At Large

Austin Wright, Chief Communications Officer, Tucson Airport Authority


Next Board Meeting Date

Visit Tucson Board Meeting
8:00 a.m.,
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Tucson Convention Center, Rooms 201/202 (map). 260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Future Board Meeting Dates

  • December 14, 2023 (2nd week of December based on holiday schedule) 
  • February 15, 2024, Board Retreat *
  • April 18, 2024
  • June 20, 2024 (Annual Meeting)


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Our Team

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Research & Data