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Visit Tucson Board of Directors

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.

 


 

2017-18 Board Of Directors

 

Executive Committee

Russell Bond, Chair - General Manager, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort

Richard Bratt, Past-Chair - CPA, Shareholder, COO, BeachFleischman PC

Craig Ivanyi, Vice Chair - Executive Director, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

John Hinderaker, Secretary - Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie L.L.P.

Dick Gruentzel, Treasurer - VP Administration & Finance/CFO, Tucson Airport Authority

Amber Harkin, Member at Large - General Manager, Embassy Suites Tucson Paloma Village

Nancy Kluge, Member at Large - President, Reid Park Zoological Society

 


 

Board Members

General Business

Carol Blomstrand, CEO - Trumpet Social Media

Dan Cavanagh, Consultant - Lloyd Construction

John Denker, Senior Director of Marketing - University of Arizona

Glenn Grabski, General Manager - Tucson Convention Center

Thomas "TJ" Morgan, President & CEO - Gray Line Tours

Steve Rosenberg, Owner & Publisher - BizTucson Magazine

Hospitality/Visitor Services

Ghee Alexander, General Manager - El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort

Laura Cortelyou, President - Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance

Marion Hook, Owner - Adobe Rose Inn

Neil Shah, Owner & General Manager - Best Western Plus Royal Sun

Laura True, Owner - White Stallion Ranch

Charles Wetegrove, President - Southern Arizona Lodging & Resort Association

Government

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

Shirley Scott, Member - Tucson City Council, Ward 4

Lou Waters, Vice Mayor - Oro Valley Town Council

Members at Large

Andrea Ballard, Interim CEO - Tucson Association of Realtors

Lea Marquez Peterson, President & CEO - Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

David Welsh, Executive VP - Sun Corridor, Inc.

 


 

Meeting Notices

2017-18 board meetings will be held at 7:30 a.m. on the dates listed below in the Apache/Cochise Rooms of the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Free parking is available to you in Lot A, which can be accessed off of Church Avenue, approximately two blocks south of Broadway.

Annual Meeting: Wednesday, June 27, 2018. El Conquistador Tucson, Hilton Resort, 10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704 (map)

2017-18 executive committee meetings will be held at 4 p.m. on the dates listed below at BeachFleischman, 1985 E. River Rd.

 

Next Board Meeting Date & Agenda

Visit Tucson Board Meeting

7:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tucson Convention Center, Apache/Cochise Rooms, 260 S. Church Ave

  • Call to order—Craig Ivanyi
  • Review and approval of minutes of April 19, 2018 board meeting—Craig Ivanyi
  • Review and approval of May 2018 financial statement—Roni Thomas
  • 2018-19 budget discussion and action—Brent DeRaad and Roni Thomas
  • 2018-19 board of directors’ election results, discussion and action—Richard Bratt
  • 2018-19 board executive committee selection and action—Richard Bratt
  • 2018-19 visitor services proposal, discussion and action—Vanessa Bechtol
  • Visit Tucson partnership for International Wildlife Museum—Brent DeRaad
  • Tourism Master Plan update—Brent DeRaad
  • Strategic Plan update—John Hinderaker
  • Executive Vice President’s report—Felipe Garcia
  • President’s report—Brent DeRaad
  • Thank outgoing board members—Craig Ivanyi and Brent DeRaad
  • New business—Craig Ivanyi
  • Adjourn—Craig Ivanyi

 

Future Board Meeting Dates

  • TBA

2017-18 board meetings will be held at 7:30 a.m. on the dates listed in the Apache/Cochise Rooms of the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Free parking is available to you in Lot A, which can be accessed off of Church Avenue, approximately two blocks south of Broadway.

 

Future Executive Committee Meeting Dates

  • TBA

2017-18 executive committee meetings will be held at 4 p.m. on the dates listed BeachFleischman, 1985 E. River Rd.

Annual Meeting: Wednesday, June 27, 2018. El Conquistador Tucson, Hilton Resort, 10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704 (map)

 

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