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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 400 individual and business partners. See how Tourism Powers Southern Arizona.

 


 

2018-19 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 - Judge, Pima County Superior Court

Nancy Kluge, Treasurer - President, Reid Park Zoological Society

Amber Harkin, Member at Large - General Manager, Hilton Tucson East

TJ Morgan, Member at Large - President & CEO, Gray Line Tours Tucson

 


 

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

Steve Rosenberg, Owner & Publisher - BizTucson Magazine

Hospitality/Visitor Services

Ghee Alexander, Senior Vice President of Operations, Prism Hotels & Resorts

Laura Cortelyou, President - Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance

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

Andrew Stegen, General Manager - Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa

Laura True, Owner - White Stallion Ranch

Charles Wetegrove, Past President - Southern Arizona Lodging & Resort Association

Government

Sharon Bronson - 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

David Hatfield, Senior Director of Air Service Development and Marketing, Tucson Airport Authority

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

 

 


 

Meeting Notices

2018-19 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.

2018-19 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, October 18, 2018

Location Update: Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort, 245 E. Ina Road

  • Call to order—Russ Bond
  • Review and approval of minutes of Aug. 23, 2018 board meeting—Russ Bond
  • Review and approval of 2017-18 financial audit—Nancy Kluge and Heinfeld Meech
  • Review and approval of September 2018 financial statement—Nancy Kluge
  • Visit Tucson executive committee vacancy discussion and possible action—Richard Bratt
  • Tourism master plan update—Vanessa Bechtol
  • Visit Tucson bylaws discussion and possible action—Brent DeRaad
  • Events funding and in-kind support discussion and possible action—All 
  • Executive Vice President’s report—Felipe Garcia
  • President’s report—Brent DeRaad
  • New business—Russ Bond
  • Executive Session A.R.S. 38-431.03(1)—Russ Bond
    • Discussion and possible action regarding performance review, 2017-18 incentive compensation, and 2018-19 salary for the President & CEO
  • Adjourn—Russ Bond

 

Future Board Meeting Dates

  • December 13, 2018
  • February 7, 2019 *
  • April 18, 2019
  • June 20, 2019

2018-19 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.

*Indicates full-day board retreat, location TBD.

 

Future Executive Committee Meeting Dates

  • December 4, 2018
  • January 8, 2019
  • February 5, 2019
  • April 9, 2019
  • May 7, 2019
  • June 11, 2019

2018-19 executive committee meetings will be held at 4 p.m. on the dates listed BeachFleischman, 1985 E. River Rd.

 

 

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