Visit Orlando 2023 Board of Directors


Executive Committee

The following is the slate of Executive committee members to be ratified by the board in early 2023: 
 

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Terry Prather

Terry Prather (Chair)

Senior Advisor
Lift Orlando

Chair
Dr. Phillips Charities

Visit Orlando Board of Directors Barbara Bowden

Barbara Bowden (Chair-Elect)

Area Managing Director
Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Atish Shah

Atish Shah (Treasurer/Secretary)

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

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Brian Comes

Brian Comes (Past Chair)

Area Vice President
Hyatt Regency Orlando

Visit Orlando Board of Directors Charlie Freeman

Charlie Freeman

President of Business Operations
Orlando Magic

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Paul Mears

Paul S. Mears, III

Chief Executive Officer & President
Hello! Destination Management

Casandra Matej headshot 2022

Casandra Matej

President and Chief Executive Officer
Visit Orlando

Elected Directors
 

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Barbara Poma

Barbara Poma

Founder
onePULSE Foundation

Visit Orlando Board of Directors Robert Miles, President, Bags

Bob Miles

President
Bags Inc.

Visit Orlando Board of Directors Chris Mueller

Chris Mueller

General Manager
Hilton Orlando

Visit Orlando Board of Directors Claudia Menezes

Claudia Menezes

Vice President
GoPegasus

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Dan Giordano

Dan Giordano

General Manager
Rosen Shingle Creek

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Donna Dyson

Donna Dyson

Market President, Publisher
Orlando Business Journal

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Evan Wyant

Evan Wyant

Senior Vice President, Greater Orlando Market President
Truist

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Fred Sawyers

Fred Sawyers

Managing Director
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Visit Orlando Board of Directors John de Armas

John de Armas

Chief Executive Officer
ProfitLand Partners

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Robert Bray

Robert Bray

General Manager
Orlando World Center Marriott

Visit Orlando Board of Directors Steven Jamieson

Steven Jamieson

Corporate Director of Operations, with Mall at Millenia
The Forbes Company

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Thomas Steinhauer

Thomas Steinhauer

Regional Vice President & General Manager
Four Seasons Resort Orlando

At-Large Directors
 

Visit Orlando Board of Directors Chris Jaskiewicz

Chris Jaskiewicz

President & CEO
ICON Park

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Justin Williams

Justin Williams

General Manager
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

Ex-Officio Directors
 

Mayor Jerry Demings

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

Visit Orlando Board of Directors Brooke Bonnett

Brooke R. Bonnett Mayor Dyer's Designate

Director of Economic Development
City of Orlando

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Gerald Hector

Gerald Hector University of Central Florida Designate

Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance
University of Central Florida

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Javier Moreno, Senior Vice President, Sales, Services & Events, Disney Destinations

Javier Moreno

Senior Vice President, Sales, Services and Events
Disney Destinations

Visit Orlando Board of Directors Karen Irwin, VP Merchandise, Universal Parks and Resorts UPR

Karen Irwin

President & COO
Universal Orlando Resort

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Kevin Thibault

Kevin Thibault

Chief Executive Officer
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

Visit Orlando Board of Directors Brad Gilmour

Brad Gilmour

Park President
Aquatica & Discovery Cove

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Mark Tester

Mark Tester

Executive Director
Orange County Convention Center

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Robert Agrusa

Robert Agrusa

President and Chief Executive Officer
Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Tim Giuliani

Timothy Giuliani

President and Chief Executive Officer
Orlando Economic Partnership

County-Appointed Ex-Officio Directors
 

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Diana Font

Diana Font

President
DMFont Events

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Evelyn Cardenas, PhD., CAE, PMP, President/CEO
Central FL Auto Dealers Association, Inc.

Evelyn Cardenas, PhD., CAE, PMP

President and Chief Executive Officer
Central FL Auto Dealers Association, Inc.

General Counsel
 

2022 Visit Orlando Board Member Bill Dymond

William T. Dymond, Jr.

CEO, President & Managing Partner
Lowndes