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
Ghee Alexander, Treasurer - CEO, Desert Hospitality Management
Laura Shaw, Vice Chair - Senior Vice President, Sun Corridor Inc.
Steve Earnhart, Member at Large - Secretary - Market President, iHeartMedia
Bob Hoffman, Member at Large - President Tucson Roadrunners
Hillary Louarti, Member at Large - Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Transportation

General Business

Dr. Amanda Kraus, Assistant Vice President, Campus Life University of Arizona
Hilary Van Alsburg, Executive Director, Children's Museum
Shaun Tilley, Assistant General Manager, Tucson Convention Center 
Rhonda Fure, CPA, Senior Manager, BeachFleischman
David Kliman, President, The Kliman Group

Hospitality/Visitor Services

Nate Ares, Owner, Ares Collective Restaurants
Jan Hyneman, Senior Manager, National Accounts, MC&A
Ray Flores, President, Flores Concepts
Wyatt Fee, General Manager, The Leo Kent Hotel
Grant Dipman, General Manager, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort


Adelita Grijalva, Board of Supervisors, Pima County
Charlene Mendoza, Mayor’s Appointee, City of Tucson

Director At Large

Austin Wright, Chief Communications Officer, Tucson Airport Authority
Laura Shaw, Vice Chair - Senior Vice President, Sun Corridor Inc.
Pablo Toscano, Director Hospitality Leadership Program, Pima Community College


Next Board Meeting Date

The next Visit Tucson Board Meeting will be held Thursday, August 15, 2024, at the TCC.

Future Board Meeting Dates


  • October 17th, 2024
  • December 19th, 2024
  • February 20th, 2025 (Board Retreat)
  • April 17th, 2025
  • June 19th, 2025


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Our Team

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Research & Data