• 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
Heritage Capital, Principal

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

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

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

Scott Wellington, Sales Task Force Chair, Duval County Hotelier
aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park, General Manager

Maria Hane, Marketing Task Force Chair, Attraction, Travel And Tourism Industry
Museum of Science and History (MOSH), Executive Director

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

Paul Astleford, (Non-voting), Secretary
Visit Jacksonville, President & CEO

MG Orender, (Non-voting), TDC Representative
Hampton Golf, President

Michael Munz, (Non-voting), Government Relations Chair
The Dalton Agency, Executive VP, Director of Public Relations

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

Gino Caliendo, Duval County Hotelier
Hyatt Regency 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

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

Liza Groshell, Attraction, Travel and Tourism Industry
Marker 32, Owner

Michelle Riddle, Attraction, Travel and Tourism Industry
East Coast Express, Manager

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

Jill Chandor, Community at Large
Mayo Clinic, Public Affairs Senior Administrator

Michael Hightower, Community at Large
JEA, Chief Public Affairs Officer

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

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

Michael Boylan, Community At Large
WJCT, President & CEO

Warren Jones, Community at Large
Realtor

Willie Gonzalez, Community at Large
Small Business Administration, Director

Alan Verlander, (Non-voting)
JAXSPORTS, Executive Director & COO

Cathy Chambers, (Non-voting)
JAXUSA Partnership, SVP, Strategy & Business Development

Barbara Halverstadt, (Non-voting)
Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA), Manager of Marketing & Development

Dave Herrell, (Non-voting)
City of Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment, Officer

David Kaufman, (Non-voting)
Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), Sr. Director of Planning & Properties

David W. Reese, (Non-voting)
Florida's First Coast of Golf, President

Lisa Purvis, (Non-voting)
McGuire Woods, LLP, Attorney

Jacquie Gibbs, (Non-voting)
Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), VP External Affairs

William McConnell, (Non-voting)
SMG, General Manager



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    Discovering Nature Nearby

    Join us at Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens for a FREE program

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    Segway Tours with Kayak Amelia

    The road to adventure is seldom paved — and neither is ours. Experience the unimaginable fun of riding an off-road Segway through untouched island terrain.

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    Day Cruise to the Jacksonville Zoo by River Quest Boat Tours

    45-minute cruise each way; includes ZOO Admission

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    Biking at Hanna Park

    Biking at Hanna Park

    Bring out the adventurous side of you at Hanna Park’s exciting and challenging mountain bike trails.

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    Kayaking and Canoeing at Hanna Park

    Get the entire family outdoors and closer to nature with a fun and relaxing kayak or canoe tour at Hanna Park.

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    Science Saturday at Fort Caroline

    Join us on the 4th Saturday of the month for a free science themed ranger program.

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    The Jax Brew Bus Tours

    The Jax Brew Bus Tours

    There are many reasons to visit Jacksonville, but its craft beer scene is definitely our favorite. The Jax Brew Bus will take you on a 4.5 hour tour of…

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    History Cruise by River Quest Boat Tours

    HISTORY CRUISE - 30-Minute Cruise ($15) Depart from Friendship Park at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm

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    Segway Tours with Kayak Amelia

    The road to adventure is seldom paved — and neither is ours. Experience the unimaginable fun of riding an off-road Segway through untouched island terrain.

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