Board of Directors



Jerry Fischer
Executive Vice President
HSL Properties


Brent DeRaad
Immediate Past Chair
President & CEO
Visit Tucson


Joe Iturri
Chair, Education
Managing Director
Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel


Jeff Meyer
Chair, Finance
Past President
Cactus League Baseball Association


Bill Nassikas
Chair, Events
President & COO
Westroc Hospitality


Bettina Nava
Chair, Government Affairs
OH Strategic Communications


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


Linda Brady
Executive Committee
Senior Government Relations Representative


Paul Gray
Executive Committee
General Manager
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa


Steve Moore
Executive Committee
President & CEO
Visit Phoenix


Rachel Sacco
Executive Committee
President & CEO
Experience Scottsdale


 Kim Grace Sabow
Executive Committee
President & CEO
Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association 



Maria Baier
Senior Vice President of
Public Affairs
Phoenix Suns | Mercury


Steve Barclay
Executive Director
Beer & Wine Distributors of AZ


Sean Casey
Bearizona Wildlife Park


Ahron Cohen
Polar Sun Ventures LLC


Ed Conway
General Manager
Bondurant High Performance Driving School


Kevin Cooper
Vice President/GM Arizona Group Enterprise Holdings


Lawrence Cuculic
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Best Western Hotels & Resorts


Chris Curtin
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Young’s Market Company


Steve Eberhart
General Manager
Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa


Mike Ehmann
General Manager
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown



Marc Garcia
President & CEO
Visit Mesa


Julie Giese
Phoenix Raceway


Bob Hayward
Senior Vice President
CHM Warnick


Steve Hart
Area General Manager
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa


Sherry Henry
Director of Sales
Grace Hospitality Group


Joseph Hughes
Managing Director, Global Government
American Airlines


 Patti Hunt 
General Manager 
The Westin Tempe 


Debbie Johnson
Arizona Office of Tourism


Stan Kantowski
Managing Director
Enchantment Resort


Ricardo Landa


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


Matt Ligouri
Manager, Public Affairs
Southwest Gas


Lonnie Lillie
General Manager
Ambiente A Landscape Hotel


Paige Lund
General Manager
JW Marriottt Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa


Robb McCreary
Hotel Director
Casino Arizona/ Talking Stick


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


Linda Morgan
Executive Director
Visit Yuma


Tony Pereira
Vice President, Stadium Operations
Arizona Cardinals Football Club


Fred Reese
General Manager
Little America Flagstaff


Danielle Russell
Director of Business Development
PGA Tour


Ray Schey
Phoenix Business Journal


Robin Sewell
Owner & Host
Arizona Highways Television


Cal Sheehy
General Manager
London Bridge Resort


Michael Vargas
Director, State and Local Affairs


Trace Ward
Flagstaff CVB


Jeremy Wilhide
General Manager
Kimpton Hotel Palomar


Neal Williams
Regional Vice President of Venues


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