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Executive Committee

Terry Prather

Terry Prather (Chair)

Chair
Dr. Phillips Charities
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Barbara Bowden (Chair-Elect)

Area Managing Director
Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando
Brian Comes

Brian Comes (Past Chair)

Vice President of Field Operations, Americas
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Atish Shah

Atish Shah Treasurer/Secretary (At-Large)

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Charlie Freeman

Charlie Freeman

President of Business Operations
Orlando Magic
Paul Mears III

Paul S. Mears, III

President & CEO
Hello! Destination Management
Casandra Matej

Casandra Matej

President & CEO
Visit Orlando

Elected Directors

Bob Miles

Bob Miles

President
Bags Inc.
Chris Mueller

Chris Mueller

General Manager
Hilton Orlando
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Chris Jaskiewicz

President & CEO
ICON Park
Claudia Menezes

Claudia Menezes

Vice President
GoPegasus
Dan Giordano

Dan Giordano

General Manager
Rosen Shingle Creek
David Buckalew

David Buckalew

Business Owner
Buckalew Hospitality, LLC
David Lutz

David Lutz

President & CEO
Velvet Chainsaw Consulting
Jarrod Dillon

Jarrod Dillon

President of Business Operations
Orlando City Soccer
Jennifer Evins

Jennifer Evins

President & CEO
United Arts of Central Florida
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John de Armas

President
Spectra Management
Sean Verney

Sean Verney

Area General Manager
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Steven Jamieson

Steven Jamieson

Corporate Director of Operations
The Forbes Company, Mall at Millenia

At-Large Directors

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Erick Hawkins

Chief Administration Officer
Orlando Health

EX-OFFICIO DIRECTORS

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings Headshot

The Honorable Jerry L. Demings

Orange County Mayor
Orange County Government
Visit Orlando Board of Directors Roseann Harrington

Roseann Harrington Mayor Demings' Designate

Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor
Orange County Government
The Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando and Visit Orlando Board Ex-Officio Director

The Honorable Buddy Dyer

Mayor
City of Orlando
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Brooke Bonnett Mayor Dyer's Designate

Director of Economic Development
City of Orlando
Gerald Hector

Gerald Hector University of Central Florida Designate

Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance
University of Central Florida
Javier Moreno

Javier Moreno

Senior Vice President, Sales, Services and Events
Disney Destinations
Karen Irwin

Karen Irwin

President & COO
Universal Orlando Resort
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Kevin Thibault

CEO
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
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Brad Gilmour

Park President
Aquatica & Discovery Cove
Mark Tester

Mark Tester

Executive Director
Orange County Convention Center
Robert AGRUSA

Robert Agrusa

President/CEO
Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association
TIM GIULIANI

Tim Giuliani

President & CEO
Orlando Economic Partnership

COUNTY-APPOINTED EX-OFFICIO DIRECTORS

Diana Font

Diana Font

President
DMFont Events
Evelyn Cardenas

Evelyn Cardenas

President & CEO
Central FL Auto Dealers Association, Inc.

GENERAL COUNSEL

William T. Dymond, Jr.

William T. Dymond, Jr.

CEO, President & Managing Partner
Lowndes