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Visit Tucson Board of Directors

2016-17 Board Of Directors


Executive Committee

Richard Bratt, ChairBeachFleischman PC

Barbara Peck, Past-Chair - Barbara Peck Public Relations

Russell Bond, Vice Chair - JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

Heather Lukach, Secretary - University of Arizona

Dick Gruentzel, Treasurer -  Tucson Airport Authority

Tom Firth At Large, - Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Craig Ivanyi, At Large - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum


Board Members

Laura Cortelyou - Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance

Carol Blomstrand Trumpet Social Media

Sharon Bronson - Pima County Board of Supervisors, Chair, District 3

Amber Harkin - Embassy Suites Tucson Paloma Village

John Hinderaker - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Marion Hook - Adobe Rose Inn

Derek McCann - Loews Ventana Canyon

Thomas Morgan - Gray Line Tours

Lea Marquez Peterson - Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Steve Rosenberg - BizTucson Magazine

Nancy Schlegel - Reid Park Zoological Society

Shirley Scott - Tucson City Council Member, Ward Four

Neil Shah - Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites

Mike Varney - Tucson Metro Chamber

Lou Waters - Town of Oro Valley, Vice Mayor

David Welsh - Sun Corridor Inc.

Charles Wetegrove - Southern Arizona Lodging & Resort Association (SALARA)



Mission Statement

Visit Tucson's mission is to drive economic development by connecting visitors with their ideal travel & meetings experiences in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Visit Tucson is financially supported by the City of Tucson, Pima County, the Town of Oro Valley and more than 500 individual and business partners. See how Tourism Powers Southern Arizona.



Meeting Notice & Agenda

7:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
5501 N Hacienda del Sol Road

  • Call to Order
  • Review & Approval of the Minutes
  • Review & Approval of the Financial Statement
  • Committee Report
  • Strategic Plan Discussion
  • Building Discussion
  • Executive Vice President's Report
  • President's Report
  • Vision & Mission Statement Discussion
  • Thank You to Outgoing Board Members
  • New Business
  • Adjourn



Future Board Meetings 

  • Additional dates will be posted soon.


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