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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

Amber Harkin, Secretary - General Manager, Hilton Tucson East

Nancy Kluge, Treasurer - President, Reid Park Zoological Society

John Denker, Member at Large - Associate Vice President Marketing & Brand Management - University of Arizona

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

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

Members at Large

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

John Hinderaker, Judge, Pima County Superior Court

 


 

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 Retreat

8 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

Lodge on the Desert, Palm Room, 306 N. Alvernon Way

7:30-8:00 a.m. – Complimentary breakfast available in the Palm Room

8 a.m. – Welcome (Russ Bond and Brent DeRaad)

8:10-9:40 a.m. – Tourism Master Plan overview with board input (Chris Fair and Rick Cutting-Miller, Resonance Consultancy)

9:40-9:50 a.m. – Break 

9:50-10:50 a.m. – Strategic Plan overview with board input (Brent DeRaad)

10:50-11:20 a.m. – Overview and discussion regarding plans for Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center at the Historic Pima County Courthouse (Vanessa Bechtol and Pima County officials)

11:20-11:30 a.m. – Break

11:30 a.m. – Working lunch (board meeting)

  • Call to order—Russ Bond
  • Review & approval of consent agenda—Russ Bond
  • Minutes of Jan. 7, 2019 board meeting
  • Executive Vice President’s report
  • CEO’s report
  • Review & approval of January 2019 financial statement—Nancy Kluge
  • Visit Tucson bylaws discussion and possible action—Brent DeRaad
  • New business—Russ Bond
  • Adjourn—Russ Bond

12:30-1:30 p.m. – Tourism and economic development discussion with Chuck Huckelberry, Pima County Administrator; Michael Ortega, Tucson City Manager; and Mary Jacobs, Oro Valley Town Manager (facilitated by Felipe Garcia)

1:30-1:40 p.m. – Break 

1:40-2:30 p.m. – Small-group board discussions focused on Visit Tucson’s priorities for 2019-20 (facilitated by Visit Tucson’s executive staff)

2:30-3 p.m. – Small groups report out (facilitated by Russ Bond)

Future Board Meeting Dates

  • 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

  • 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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