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Board of Directors as of May 1, 2017.

Officers
Chairman of the Board Randy Thompson
Vista Graphics
Vice Chairman of the Board Brad Capps
The Breakers Resort
Secretary Matt Simmons
Capital Ale House
Treasurer Debbie Stocks
Your Benefits Partner, LLC
Executive Committee
Immediate Past Chair Debbie Donehey
Griffin Tavern
2nd Immediate Past Chair Owen Matthews
Kings Dominion
Virginia Hotel & Lodging Association Robert Reed
SMI Hotel Group
Virginia Restaurant Association Bill Gambrell
Doc Taylor's / Tautog's
Virginia Travel Association Mary Fugere
Hampton CVB
Virginia Hospitality Suppliers Association Nancy Perry
InterExchange
Elected Directors
2-Year Term | Final Year of Term Posted
Appalachia & Blue Ridge Highlands Steve Beyer (2017)
LeisureMedia360
Shenandoah Valley John Shaffer (2017)
Luray Caverns
Northern Virginia Charles Friend (2019)
Homewood Suites Woodbridge
Central-Southern Virginia Katherine O'Donnell (2019)
Richmond Region Tourism
Tidewater-Hampton Roads Open
 
Directors at Large
2-Year Term | Final Year of Term Posted

Virginia Hotel & Lodging Association

Robert Reed (2019)
SMI Hotel Group

Axel Suray (2019)
GoldKey/PHR

Open
 

Virginia Restaurant Association

Kevin Rowell (2017)
The Whiskey Kitchen

Jim Wordsworth (2019)
J.R.'s Stockyards Inn

Shannon Conway (2019)
Rueger Restaurant Group

Virginia Travel Association

Kurt Burkhart (2019)
Charlottesville CVB

Barry Biggar (2017)
Visit Fairfax

Sarah Elson-Staniunas (2019)
Massanutten Resort

Virginia Hospitality Suppliers Association

Jeremy Gill (2019)
Comcast Business

Debbie Stocks (2019)
Your Benefits Partner, LLC

Open
 

Ex-Officio, Voting Directors
Jim Wordsworth
Past Chairman | 1992
JR Stockyards
Michael Savvides
Past Steering Committee Chair | 1993
Black Angus Restaurant
Warren Teates
Past Chairman | 1994–1995
Edgehill Plantation
Kal Kassir
Past Chairman | 1996
Corner Market Restaurant
Terri Haack
Past Chairman | 1997
Kingsmill Resort & Conference Center
Jim Copp
Past Chairman | 1998
Kings Dominion
Robert Jeremiah
Past Chairman | 1999
Colonial Williamsburg
Chick Jordan
Past Chairman | 2000
Catercorp
Rhoda Elliott
Past Chairman | 2001
Bill's Barbecue
Jimmy Capps
Past Chairman | 2002
The Breakers Resort
David Grimm
Past Chairman | 2003
Long John Silvers
Hugh Barton
Past Chairman | 2004
Barton & Barton Consulting
Bill Dillon
Past Chairman | 2005
Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant
Graeme Bisdee
Past Chairman | 2006
Arrow Inn
Julie Allen
Past Chairman | 2007
DWD Racing
Gary Barlow
Past Chairman | 2008
Frank's Trucking Center
Christopher Savvides
Past Chairman | 2009–2010
Black Angus Restaurant
Jenifer Jackson
Past Chairman | 2011–2012
AHLA Representative | 2014
Choice Hotels
Owen Matthews
Past Chairman | 2013–2014
Kings Dominion
Rita McClenny
Virginia Tourism Corporation
Greg Miller
AHLA Representative
PM Hospitality Strategies
Mark Carrier
AHLA Representative
B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group
Vinay Patel
AAHOA
Fairbrook Hotels
Component Association Officers
1-Year Term

Virginia Hotel & Lodging Association

President
Robert Reed
SMI Hotel Group

Vice President
Diana Burke
VBHA

Secretary
Tom Gates
B.F. Saul

Virginia Restaurant Association

President
Bill Gambrell
Tautog's & Doc Taylor's

Vice President
Mike Byrne
The Tobacco Company

Secretary
Tony Stafford
Ford's Fish Shack

Virginia Travel Association

President
Mary Fugere
Hampton CVB

Vice President
Barry Biggar
Visit Fairfax

Secretary
Kurt Burkhart
Charlottesville/Albemarle CVB

Virginia Hospitality Suppliers Association

President
Nancy Perry
InterExchange

Vice President
Open
 

Secretary
Open
 

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