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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 - Hilton Tucson El Conquistador 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 Coconino Room in the northeast portion of the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave—except for the Thursday, Feb. 15 meeting. Free parking is available to you in Lot A, which can be accessed off of Church Avenue, approximately two blocks south of Broadway.

The Feb. 15 board meeting is tentatively scheduled to be a full-day board retreat at a location to be determined.

Annual Meeting: date and location for this June 2018 event to be determined.

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

7:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tucson Convention Center

Coconino Room, 260 S. Church Ave.

  • Call to order
  • Review and approval of minutes of August 24, 2017, board meeting
  • Review and approval of 2016-17 financial audit—Dick Gruentzel and Mike Hoerig/Casey Good-Heinfeld Meech
  • Review and approval of September 2017 financial statement
  • Marketing update
  • Community relations committee report
  • Strategic Plan, Goal #1 update, and discussion
  • Executive Vice President's report
  • President's report
  • New business
  • Executive Session A.R.S. 38-431.03(1)
    • Discussion and possible action regarding performance review, 2016-17 incentive compensation, and 2017-18 salary for the President & CEO
  • Adjourn

 

Future Board Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018

2017-18 board meetings will be held at 7:30 a.m. on the dates listed in the Coconino Room in the northeast portion of the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave—except for the Thursday, Feb. 15 meeting. Free parking is available to you in Lot A, which can be accessed off of Church Avenue, approximately two blocks south of Broadway.

The Feb. 15 board meeting is tentatively scheduled to be a full-day board retreat at a location to be determined.

 

Future Executive Committee Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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

Annual Meeting: date and location for this June 2018 event to be determined.

 

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