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  • Board of Directors

    Visit Jacksonville's Board of Directors is a group of industry professionals 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.

  • Shannon Dearin, Duval County Hotelier

    Courtyard by Marriott Bulter Blvd General Manager
  • Bill Prescott, Chair

    Prescott Consulting , Owner
  • Kerri Stewart, Chair Elect, Governance Review Committee Chair, Community at Large

    Infinity Global Solutions, LLC, Senior Vice-President
  • Janice Lowe, Immediate Past Chair, Attraction, Travel and Tourism Industry

    The Jacksonville Landing, General Manager
  • Sileshi Mengiste, Sales Commmittee Chair, Duval County Hotelier

    One Ocean Resort & Spa, Vice President
  • Scott Wellington, Finance Committee Chair, Duval County Hotelier

    aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park, General Manager
  • Shawn Frisbee,  NFHLA President, Marketing Committee Chair, Duval County Hotelier

    Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverwalk, General Manager
  • Tony Vecchio, Industry/ Community Relations Chair, Attraction, travel and Tourism Industry

    Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Executive Director
  • Sonny Bhikha, (Ex.Officio), Duval County TDC Representative

    Shivam Properties, Owner
  • Paul Astleford, (Ex.Officio), Secretary

    Visit Jacksonville, President & CEO
  • Dan King, Advisory Board Memeber, Duval County Hotelier

    Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, General Manager
  • Michael Munz, Ex. Officio, Government Relations Chair

    The Dalton Agency, Executive VP, Director of Public Relations
  • Holly Germano, Nassau County Hotelier

    Amelia Hotel at the Beach, General Manager
  • Burnell Goldman, Duval County Hotelier

    Omni Jacksonville Hotel, General Manager
  • Richard Lowe, Clay County Hotelier

    Courtyard by Marriott Orange Park, General Manager
  • Greg Franks, Attraction, Travel and Tourism Industry

    East Coast Transportation, Managing Partner
  • Maria Hane, Attraction, Travel and Tourism Industry

    Museum of Science and History (MOSH), Executive Director
  • Sarah Marie Johnston, Atrraction, Travel and Tourism Industry

    Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails, Owner/Director of Marketing
  • Lyndsay Rossman, Attraction, Travel and Tourism Industry

    Simon Malls, Director of Tourism
  • Hank Woodburn, Attraction, Travel and Tourism Industry

    Adventure Landing, President
  • Ted Carter, Community at Large

    City of Jacksonville, Executive Director
  • Willy 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

    The Blood Alliance, Public Relations Manager
  • Cathy Chambers, (Ex. Officio)

    JAXUSA Partnership, SVP, Strategy & Business Development
  • Nat Ford, (Ex.Offico)

    Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), CEO
  • Rick Catlett, (Ex.Officio)

    Gator Bowl Association, President & CEO
  • Barbara Halverstadt, (Ex.Offico)

    Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA), Manager of Marketing & Development
  • 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

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.


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