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Board of Directors as of May 3, 2016.

Officers
Chairman of the Board Debbie Donehey
Griffin Tavern & Restaurant
Vice Chairman of the Board Randy Thompson
Vista Graphics
Secretary Brad Capps
The Breakers Resort
Treasurer Debbie Stocks
Your Benefits Partner, LLC
Executive Committee
Immediate Past Chair Owen Matthews
Kings Dominion
2nd Immediate Past Chair Jenifer Jackson
Choice Hotels
Virginia Hotel & Lodging Association Greg Miller
PM Hospitality Strategies
Virginia Restaurant Association Matt Simmons
Capital Ale House
Virginia Travel Association Kevin Costello
Abingdon CVB
Virginia Hospitality Suppliers Association Jeremy Gill
Comcast
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 Vinay Patel (2016)
Fairbrook Hotels
Central-Southern Virginia Kimberly Christner (2016)
Cornerstone Hospitality
Tidewater-Hampton Roads Bill Gambrell (2016)
Tautog's & Doc Taylor's
Directors at Large
2-Year Term | Final Year of Term Posted

Virginia Hotel & Lodging Association

Robert Reed (2016)
SMI Hotel Group

Tim Peters (2017)
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside

Axel Suray (2017)
GoldKey/PHR

Virginia Restaurant Association

Neil Burton (2016)
Strangeways Brewing

Kevin Rowell (2017)
The Whiskey Kitchen

Mark Herndon (2017)
Buckheads Chophouse

Virginia Travel Association

Kurt Burkhart (2016)
Charlottesville CVB

Barry BIggar (2017)
Visit Fairfax

Sarah Elson-Staniunas (2016)
Massanutten Resort

Virginia Hospitality Suppliers Association

Jeremy Gill (2016)
Comcast Business

Wiley Ruth (2016)
Southern Wine & Spirits

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
Greg Miller
PMHS

Vice President
Robert Reed
SMI Hotel Group

Secretary
Diana Burke
VBHA

Virginia Restaurant Association

President
Matt Simmons
Capital Ale House

Vice President
Bill Gambrell
Tautog's & Doc Taylor's

Secretary
David Earp
Gordon Biersch

Virginia Travel Association

President
JKevin Costello
Abingdon CVB

Vice President
Mary Fugere
Hampton CVB

Secretary
NTony DiFilippo
VisitNorfolk

Virginia Hospitality Suppliers Association

President
Jeremy Gill
Comcast

Vice President
Mike Morrell
Performance Foodservice

Secretary
Nancy Perry
InterExchange

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