• 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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“Top to Bottom” Walking Tour

Jacksonville Landing

See the skyline views of Downtown Jacksonville from the "Top", venture into the secret underground tunnels in the "Bottom", and experience other behind the scenes stops.…

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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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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
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    The Elbow Social

    Every Thursday night in The Elbow!

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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
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    Free Yoga

    FREE YOGA AT UNITY PLAZA PRESENTED BY THE WINSTON FAMILY YMCA – NEW SCHEDULE

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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
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    Narrated Eco Tour by River Quest Boat Tours

    RAIN OR SHINE - NO COOLERS - ADVANCE PURCHASE

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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Summer Cocktail Tasting:  Tiki Bar Edition

    Summer Cocktail Tasting:  Tiki Bar Edition

    This tasting of cocktails, beers, and small bites is a little piece of paradise. Experience different rums, tropical flavors, and exotic hors…

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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
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    River Jam Sunset Cruise by River Quest Boat Tours

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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
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    Indie Pop Dance Party at the Loft

    TheLOFT Thursdays Indie.Pop.Dance.Party. with DJ Wes Reed & Josh Kemp

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  • Sunday, September 4, 2016
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    Nature Walk

    Park Staff at Fort Caroline National Memorial are excited to announce new nature walks on Sunday afternoons in 2016.  The walks are designed to…

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