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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 meetings 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.

 


 

2019-20 Board Of Directors

Executive Committee

Nancy Kluge, Chair – President, Reid Park Zoological Society

John Denker, Vice Chair – Associate Vice President 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.

Russ Bond, Immediate Past Chair – General Manager, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

 


 

Board Members

General Business

Carol Blomstrand, CEO – Trumpet Social Media

Dan Cavanagh, Consultant – Lloyd Construction

Evan Feldhausen, Tax Shareholder – BeachFleischman

Bob Hoffman, President – Tucson Roadrunners

Steve Rosenberg, Owner & Publisher – BizTucson Magazine

Hospitality/Visitor Services

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

Nick Letson, Associate Director – Sonoran Glass School

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

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

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

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

Government

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

Josh Nicolson, Member – Oro Valley Town Council

Shirley Scott, Member – Tucson City Council, Ward 4

 


 

2019-20 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.

Next Board Meeting Date & Agenda

Visit Tucson Board Meeting

7:30 a.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019

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

  • Call to order—Nancy Kluge
    • Review and approval of Consent Agenda—Nancy Kluge (5 minutes)
    • Minutes of Oct. 17, 2019 board meeting
    • Visit Tucson board committee recaps
    • Executive Vice President’s report
    • President’s report
  • November 2019 financial statement review and action—Glenn Grabski & Roni Thomas (5 minutes)
  • Legislative update—Barry Aarons (20 minutes)
  • Visit Tucson’s mid-year performance update—Brent DeRaad (10 minutes)
  • Visit Tucson visitor center update—Vanessa Bechtol (5 minutes)
  • Board retreat agenda review and discussion—Brent DeRaad (10 minutes)
  • Proposed change to one of CEO’s 2019-20 incentive goals-review and action—Nancy Kluge (5 minutes)
  • Board small-group discussion and report-out of “What is Visit Tucson’s Lane” regarding regional economic development—All (15 minutes discussion, 10 minutes  report-out)
  • New business—Nancy Kluge
  • Adjourn—Nancy Kluge

Future Board Meeting Dates

  • *February 13, 2020
  • April 23, 2020
  • June 18, 2020

2019-20 board meetings will be held at 7:30 a.m. on the dates listed above 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.

*The February 13, 2020 meeting will be a half-day board of director's retreat with the time and location to be determined.

 

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