Board of Directors



Jerry Fischer
Executive Vice President
HSL Properties


Joe Iturri
Chair, Education
Managing Director
Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel


SueAnn Lemon
Chair, Southern AZ

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Choice Region 12 Co-op/Focus Hospitality Management


Jeff Meyer
Chair, Finance
Past President
Cactus League Baseball Association


Bill Nassikas
Chair, Valley
President & COO
Westroc Hospitality


Bettina Nava
Chair, Government Affairs
OH Strategic Communications


Dan Rama
Chair, Membership & Events
Principal & Managing Partner
NewGen Worldwide


Linda Brady
Executive Committee
Senior Government
Relations Representative


Paul Gray
Executive Committee

General Manager
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa


Stan Kantowski
Executive Committee
Managing Director Enchantment Resort & Mii Amo


Ron Price
Executive Committee
President & CEO
Visit Phoenix


Rachel Sacco
Executive Committee
President & CEO
Experience Scottsdale


Michael Vargas
Executive Committee
Director, State and Local Affairs
Arizona Public Service (APS)


 Kim Grace Sabow
President & CEO
Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association 



Steve Barclay
Executive Director
Beer & Wine Distributors of AZ


Patrick Connors
General Manager
Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak


Kevin Cooper
Vice President/GM Arizona Group Enterprise Holdings


Lawrence Cuculic
President and CEO
Best Western Hotel Group


Chris Curtin
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC)


Steve Eberhart
General Manager
Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa


Marc Garcia
President & CEO
Visit Mesa


Julie Giese
Phoenix Raceway


Sherry Henry
Director of Sales
Grace Hospitality Group


Joseph Hughes
Managing Director
Global Government
American Airlines


 Patti Hunt 
General Manager 
Senna House Scottsdale


Debbie Johnson
Arizona Office of Tourism


Kevin Kelly
General Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain


Ricardo Landa


Matt Ligouri
Manager, Public Affairs
Southwest Gas


Lonnie Lillie
General Manager
Arroyo Pinion Hotel



Paige Lund
General Manager
JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Resort & Spa


Chad Makovsky
Director of Aviation Services
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport


Gregg Martinez
Economic Development Coordinator, City of Page
and President & CEO of Visit Page


Robb McCreary
Hotel Director
Casino Arizona/ Talking Stick


Ken McKenzie
AzLTA Past Chairman
General Manager
The Scottsdale Resort at
McCormick Ranch


Abby Murtagh
General Manager
Arizona Biltmore


Ash Patel
President & CEO
Southwest Hospitality Management


Amilyn Pierce
Vice President, Government Affairs
Arizona Diamondbacks


Fred Reese
General Manager
Little America Flagstaff


Jason Rowley
President & Chief Executive Officer
Phoenix Suns | Mercury


Ray Schey
Phoenix Business Journal


Cal Sheehy
General Manager
London Bridge Resort


Otton Suarez
General Manager
Hilton El Conquistador Golf
& Tennis Resort


Jeremy Wilhide
General Manager
Kimpton Hotel Palomar


Neal Williams
Divisional Vice President,
Venues Southwest


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