We’re excited to introduce the community and business leaders joining our 2021 Board of Directors. We look forward to the insight, guidance and partnership they will bring to our organization and destination.

New Board Chair

Brian Comes, Area Vice President for Hyatt Regency Orlando, will serve a two-year term through Dec. 31, 2022.

New Board Directors

  • Barb Bowden, Area Managing Director, Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando
  • Dan Giordano, General Manager, Rosen Shingle Creek
  • Yogita Inamdar, Director-Social Responsibility, Inclusion & Diversity, Wyndham Destinations (county-appointed ex-officio)
  • Bob Miles, President, Bags Inc.
  • Kyle Miller, Park President, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Discovery Cove
  • Barbara Poma, Founder, OnePulse Foundation
  • Terry Prather, Chief Operating Officer, LIFT Orlando

* These positions include elected, at-large and county-appointed directors.

Directors Continuing Their Terms

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Brian Comes, Area Vice President for Hyatt Regency Orlando
  • Treasurer: William A. Davis, President & Chief Operating Officer, Universal Orlando Resort
  • Secretary: Harold Mills, Chief Executive Officer, VMD Ventures
  • Past Chair: Don Engfer, Principal, Engfer & Associates
  • Non-voting member: Casandra Matej, Visit Orlando’s new President & CEO

Board Members

  • John Arie Jr., President & CEO, Fun Spot America Theme Parks
  • Robert Bray, General Manager, Orlando World Center Marriott
  • Phillip Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
  • Designee of The Honorable Jerry Demings, Orange County Mayor, Orange County Government: Roseann Harrington, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor
  • Designee of The Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando: Brooke R. Bonnett, Director of Economic Development, City of Orlando
  • William T. Dymond Jr., Shareholder, CEO & President, Lowndes
  • Donna Dyson, Market President/Publisher, Orlando Business Journal
  • Diana Font, President, DM Font Events
  • Charlie Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, Orlando Magic
  • Tim Giuliani, President and CEO, Orlando Economic Partnership
  • Scott Hudgins, Chief Commercial Officer, Walt Disney World Resort
  • Steven Jamieson, General Manager, The Mall at Millenia
  • Richard Maladecki, President/CEO, Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (February 15 will transition to Robert Agrusa)
  • Paul S. Mears III, President, Hello! Destination Management
  • Chris Mueller, General Manager, Hilton Orlando
  • Fred Sawyers, Managing Director, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando
  • Atish Shah, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Xenia Hotels & Resorts
  • Thomas Steinhauer, Regional Vice President & General Manager, Four Seasons Resort Orlando
  • Mark Tester, Executive Director, Orange County Convention Center
  • Thibaut van Marcke, President/Senior Vice President, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital/Orlando Health
  • Evan Wyant, Orlando Market President, Truist