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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 and meeting experiences in Tucson. 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.



2020-21 Board Of Directors

Executive Committee

Nancy Kluge, Chair – President, Reid Park Zoological Society

John Denker, Vice-Chair – Associate Vice President of Marketing & Brand Management, University of Arizona

Amber Harkin, Secretary – Regional Director-Operations, Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group

Glenn Grabski, Treasurer – General Manager, Tucson Convention Center

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

Laura Shaw, Member-At-Large – Senior Vice President, Sun Corridor Inc.

Andrew Stegen, Member-At-Large - Complex Director, Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa



Board Members

General Business

Carol Blomstrand, CEO – Trumpet Social Media

Dan Cavanagh, Consultant – Lloyd Construction

Steve Earnhart, Market President, iHeartMedia

Evan Feldhausen, Tax Shareholder – BeachFleischman

Bob Hoffman, President – Tucson Roadrunners

Hospitality/Visitor Services

Hillary Louarti, Owner, Diamond Transporation

Chris Squires, Managing Partner – Ten 55 Brewing & Sausage House

Otton Suarez, General Manager, El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort

Laura True, Owner – White Stallion Ranch

Bryan Tubaugh, Executive Vice President – Focus Hospitality

Members at Large

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

Amber Smith, President & CEO – Tucson Metro Chamber


Elaine Becherer, Mayor's Chief of Staff - City of Tucson

Sharon Bronson, Member – Pima County Board of Supervisors, District 3

Joe Winfield, Mayor – Oro Valley Town Council



Next Board Meeting Date & Agenda

In-Person – Historic Pima County Courthouse, 115 N. Church Ave., 2nd floor south conference room 

Optional Courthouse tours available following board meeting—John Dillinger Courtroom, Visit Tucson’s offices, Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center, and Jan. 8th Memorial. 

Contact Brent DeRaad with questions.

MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA (click here to download agenda)

Visit Tucson Board of Directors Meeting

7:30 -9:15 a.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021

115 North Church Avenue, Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85701

  1. Call to Order—Nancy Kluge
  2. Review and approval of consent agenda—Nancy Kluge (5 minutes)
    1. Minutes of April 22, 2021 board retreat
    2. Executive Vice President’s report
    3. President & CEO’s report
  3. Review and provide feedback on May 2021 financial statement—Roni Thomas (10 minutes)
  4. 2021-22 budget discussion and action—Brent DeRaad and Roni Thomas (20-25 minutes)
  5. 2021-22 board of directors’ election results discussion and action—John Denker (5 minutes)
  6. 2021-22 board of directors’ executive committee selection and action—John Denker (5 minutes)
  7. Visit Tucson’s 2020-21 tourism recovery plan update—Felipe Garcia (5 minutes)
  8. Visit Tucson’s 2021-22 tourism recovery plan discussion and action—Vanessa Bechtol (10-15 minutes)
  9. Visit Tucson sales update and outlook for 2021-22—Graeme Hughes (15 minutes)
  10. Visit Tucson’s 2020-21 equity, diversity and inclusion results discussion—Vanessa Bechtol (10 minutes)
  11. Open discussion—Nancy Kluge (10 minutes)
  12. Thank outgoing board members Amber Harkin and TJ Morgan—Nancy Kluge (5 minutes)
  13. New business—Nancy Kluge (5 minutes)
  14. Adjourn—Nancy Kluge

Future Board Meeting Dates

  • TBA



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