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Board of Directors as of May 1, 2018.

Officers
Chairman of the Board Brad Capps
The Breakers Resort
Vice Chairman of the Board Matt Simmons
Capital Ale House
Secretary Barry Biggar
Visit Fairfax
Treasurer Robert Reed
SMI Hotel Group
Executive Committee
Immediate Past Chair Randy Thompson
VistaGraphics
2nd Immediate Past Chair Debbie Donehey
Griffin Tavern
Virginia Hotel & Lodging Association Charles Friend
Uniwest Hospitality
Virginia Restaurant Association President Bill Gambrell
Doc Taylor's / Tautog's
Virginia Travel Association Beth Erickson
Visit Loudoun
Virginia Suppliers Association President Steve Beyer
LeisureMedia360
Elected Directors
2-Year Term | Final Year of Term Posted
Appalachia & Blue Ridge Highlands Landon Howed
Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge
Shenandoah Valley Peter Castiglione
Maya
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

Steve Holmes (2020)
Primland

 

Virginia Restaurant Association

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

Shannon Conway (2019)
Rueger Restaurant Group

Gary Cohen (2020)
Glory Days Grill

Virginia Travel Association

Sarah Elson-Staniunas (2019)
Massanutten Resort

Beth Erickson (2020)
Visit Loudoun

Mary Fugere (2020)
Hampton CVB

Virginia Hospitality Suppliers Association

Jeremy Gill (2019)
Comcast Business

Debbie Stocks (2019)
Your Benefits Partner, LLC

Nancy Perry (2020)
InterExchange
 

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
Charles Friend
Uniwest Hospitality

Vice President
Diana Burke
VBHA

Secretary
Open

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
Beth Erickson
Visit Loudoun

Vice President
Mary Fugere
Hampton CVB

Secretary
Judy Winslow
Isle of Wight CVB

Virginia Hospitality Suppliers Association

President
Steve Beyer
LeisureMedia360

Vice President
Open
 

Secretary
Open
 

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