• The Board of Directors includes travel and tourism and other professionals from throughout Northeast Florida.
    The St. Johns River, Downtown Jacksonville

    Visit Jacksonville's Board of Directors.

    The Board of Directors includes travel and tourism and other professionals from throughout Northeast Florida.


The Visit Jacksonville Board of Directors

Visit Jacksonville's Board of Directors is a group of professionals in tourism or supportive of tourism efforts who serve as a policy board and as the liaison between Visit Jacksonville staff, the TDC and the Visit Jacksonville Partners. All major decisions are approved by the board.

Bill Prescott, Chair
Prescott Consulting, Owner

Janice Lowe, Immediate Past Chair, Jacksonville Experience Chair, Attraction, Travel And Tourism Industry
The Jacksonville Landing, General Manager

Sonny Bhikha, Treasurer, Duval County Hotelier
Shivam Properties, Ownerileshi Mengiste, Sales Commmittee Chair, Duval County Hotelier
One Ocean Resort & Spa, Vice President

Scott Wellington, Marketing/Sales Strategic Committee Co-Chair, Duval County Hotelier
aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park, General Manager

Maria Hane, Marketing/Sales Strategic Committee Co-Chair, Attraction, Travel And Tourism Industry
Museum of Science and History (MOSH), Executive Director

Shannon Dearin,  NFHLA President, Duval County Hotelier
Courtyard by Marriott Butler Blvd, General Manager

Tony Vecchio, Industry/ Community Relations Chair, Attraction, Travel And Tourism Industry
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Executive Director

MG Orender, TDC Representative
Hampton Golf, President

Paul Astleford, (Ex.Officio), Secretary
Visit Jacksonville, President & CEO

Michael Munz, Ex. Officio, Government Relations Chair
The Dalton Agency, Executive VP, Director of Public Relations

Gino Caliendo, Duval County Hotelier
Hyatt Regenct Jacksonville Riverfront, General Manager

Shawn Frisbee, Duval County Hotelier
DoubleTree Jacksonville Riverfront, General Manager

Javier Gill, Duval County Hotelier
Fairfield inn & Suites Butler Blvd, General Manager

Mark Kane, Duval County Hotelier
Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport, General Manager

Denise Montpetit-Ott, Duval County Hotelier
Corporate Suite Shoppe, Director of Sales

Liza Groshell, Atrraction, Travel And Tourism Industry
Marker 32, Owner

Sarah Marie Johnston, Atrraction, Travel And Tourism Industry
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails, Owner/Director of Marketing

Ann Marie Knight, Community at Large
Mayo Clinic, Administrator of Community Engagement

Michelle Riddle, Atrraction, Travel And Tourism Industry
East Coast Express, Manager

Stuart Klein, Community at Large
UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, Executive Director

 

Hank Woodburn, Attraction, Travel And Tourism Industry
Adventure Landing, President

Ted Carter, Community At Large
City of Jacksonville, Executive Director

Willie Gonzalez, Community At Large
Small Business Administration, Director

Michael Hightower, Community At Large
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida, Vice President, Governmental & Legislative Relations

Odette Stryus, Community At Large
The Blood Alliance, Public Relations Manager

Tony Allegretti, Community At Large
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Executive Director

Cathy Chambers, (Ex. Officio)
JAXUSA Partnership, SVP, Strategy & Business Development

Nat Ford, (Ex.Offico)
Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), CEO

Barbara Halverstadt, (Ex.Offico)
Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA), Manager of Marketing & Development

Alan Verlander, (Ex.Officio)
JAXSPORTS, Executive Director & COO

David Kaufman, (Ex.Officio)
Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), Sr. Director of Planning & Properties

William McConnell, (Ex.Officio)
SMG, General Manager

Lisa Purvis, (Ex.Officio)
McGuire Woods, LLP, Attorney

David W. Reese, (Ex.Officio)
Florida's First Coast of Golf, President



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