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2019 VRLTA Spring Meeting & PAC Reception
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5/30/2019 to 5/31/2019
When: May 30 - May 31, 2019
Where: The Williamsburg Lodge
301 S. England Street
Williamsburg 23185
United States
Contact: Jenny Latina

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2019 VRLTA Annual Membership Meeting

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Join VRLTA in Williamsburg, Virginia for the 2019 Annual Meeting

Meeting Fees

  • Meeting & PAC Reception & Dinner - $150
  • PAC Reception & Dinner ONLY (Thursday night) - $100
  • Meeting ONLY - $65

PAC Dinner & Reception

On Thursday night, VRLTA will host a dinner and reception, with a silent auction to raise funds for the PAC. Individual tickets are $100, or contact Eric Terry at to become a sponsor:

  • $250 Hospitality Hero - includes one ticket
  • $500 Tourism Champion - includes two tickets


  • Michael Berman - Michael, representing the Research & Planning department at Virginia ABC, will discuss the ABC Relicensing Proposal.
  • Amy Hathaway - Amy is a Director of Association Partnerships with UnitedHealth Group-Optum. In this role, she works with multiple state restaurant associations to promote the exclusive program offerings available to their members through the joint venture partnership between UnitedHealth Group and the National Restaurant Association. Amy enjoys working with various leaders and key influencers in the hospitality industry, and focuses on bringing continued value to grow and evolve the program to benefit association partners and their members.
  • Tom Lisk - At Cozen O'Connor, Tom focuses his practice on regulatory matters before agencies, boards, and commissions of the commonwealth of Virginia, including the State Corporation Commission. Tom is a registered lobbyist in Virginia, providing legislative representation of business interests and trade associations before the Virginia General Assembly since 1980. Tom also serves as legal and legislative counsel to the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association, representing the Commonwealth’s restaurant and lodging industries. Tom represents clients in matters relating to beverage alcohol regulation, franchise, gaming and lottery, insurance, Internet regulation, professional and occupational regulation, and more. He also represents a wide range of restaurants, hotels, amusements, and entertainment establishments, as well as breweries, wineries, distilleries, and wine and beer wholesalers and importers on legal, regulatory, and legislative matters. Tom regularly counsels hotel owners and management companies, lenders, developers, and real estate investment funds in relation to management agreements, licensing and permitting issues, and operational issues.
  • Senator Monty Mason - Special Guest at the PAC Reception & Dinner. Senator Mason proudly represents the Virginia Peninsula’s 1st State Senate district, including the City of Williamsburg and parts of Newport News, James City County, Hampton, York County and Suffolk. Monty was twice elected to the House of Delegates in the 93rd District in 2013 and 2015 before winning his race for State Senate in a special election in November of 2016. During his tenure in the legislature Monty has worked to improve the child welfare system, protect seniors, serve our veterans, create opportunities for small businesses and improve education for Virginia’s children. Monty’s career in business spans more than 25 years and includes working in real estate with Land America Financial Group and the financial sector with more than a decade at VISA Inc. in fraud and risk management. He was formerly Chairman of the William and Mary Athletic Educational Foundation and Williamsburg Economic Development Authority. Monty also serves on the Virginia Living Museum Board of Directors, the Let Freedom Ring Foundation, the Statewide Advisory Board for the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance Board, the Executive Board of Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula, and the Advisory Board of Literacy for Life. 
  • Rita D. McClenny - Rita serves as president and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, a state agency charged with marketing the Commonwealth as a premier travel destination and film location. The mission of VTC is to expand domestic and international inbound travel and motion picture production to generate revenue and employment in Virginia. Tourism and film are instant revenue generators for Virginia. In 2017, tourism in Virginia generated $25 billion in revenue, supported 232,000 jobs and over $1.73 billion in state and local taxes. Tourism is the 5th largest private employer in Virginia.  In 2016, the film and motion picture industry’s overall contribution to the state’s economy totaled $696.8 million, and created 4,287 jobs, and generated $27.1 million in state and local tax revenue.


The Spring Meeting will be held at the Williamsburg Lodge.

BOOK HERE >> VRLTA has secured a special nightly room rate of $125 plus tax; the rate is available for May 29th and May 30th.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, May 30, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am Executive Committee Meeting
11:30 am - 1:00 pm VRLTA Chapter Presidents Meeting with Executive Committee / Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm VRLTA Component Meetings

  • Restaurant
  • Travel & Attractions
  • Hotel / Lodging
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm VRLTA Membership/Board Meeting & Elections
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm VRLTA Board of Directors Meeting
6:30 pm  PAC Reception & Dinner, Williamsburg Inn
Friday, May 31, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am Government Affairs Committee Meeting

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