NOMINATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN: SUBMISSION DEADLINE JANUARY 31, 2019
Visit Loudoun (the Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association - LCVA) is looking for individuals to serve three-year terms on its Board of Directors, from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022, with a transition period beginning in May 2019. Resumes must be received by January 31, 2019. The new Board of Directors will be elected by Visit Loudoun’s dues paying members at the Visit Loudoun Annual Meeting and Tourism Awards Luncheon in May 2019. Interested candidates should submit a resume outlining their business/professional career, including any tourism-related experience. This may range from owning a tourism-related business, to having experience in hospitality and/or tourism marketing, to volunteering with a tourism-related organization. Special business skills such as communications, community involvement, etc., should also be included along with a response to the statement: “My service on the Visit Loudoun Board of Directors will help Visit Loudoun and tourism in Loudoun County because….” This response should be no longer than one double-spaced, typed page.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Visit Loudoun is responsible for the programmatic and fiscal integrity of the organization. They elect, evaluate, and counsel the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer; provide planning and guidance for the work of the organization; approve its policies; assist in securing the financial resources required to sustain and increase tourism programs; and share responsibility for effective recruiting and retention programs.
Visit Loudoun Board Members are recruited through a deliberate process to develop strong leadership for policy guidance for Visit Loudoun. The board members represent large and small tourism related businesses from all sectors of the tourism industry as well as marketing and other professional fields. Tourism is a county-wide program and the board member are also selected with consideration of the different geographies within Loudoun and its towns.Visit Loudoun partners elect board members during their annual meeting each year after a thorough nomination process has been completed. The board members are elected to a three year term.
Board meetings are held at 3:30 pm on the 4th Wednesday of every month (3rd Wednesday of November & December) at Visit Loudoun's offices. All board meetings are open to the public.
The Visit Loudoun Board of Directors is a working organization and has standing in special committees made up of Visit Loudoun board members, Visit Loudoun partners, and other qualified individuals that do the board's work between meetings. Committee activities include, but are not limited to, conducting research and investigations, and evaluating board issues. Each committee reports their findings and recommendations at board meetings for refinement and decision-making by the board in its entirety. Visit Loudoun committees include:
Annual Meeting & Tourism Awards
Tourism Marketing Leverage Fund Review
Sports & Events Commission Advisory
Executive Committee meetings are held at 8:00 am on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Visit Loudoun's offices. All committee meeting are open to the public.
2018-2019 Board of Directors
Chair: Jordan Harris - General Manager, Tarara Winery
Vice Chair: Anna Gebert - Consultant
Treasurer: Tony Stafford - Owner, Ford's Fish Shack
Secretary: Geoff Lawson - Vice President & General Manager, National Conference Center
Nicholas Bagg - Director, Chief of Staff, Brand Strategy, Verizon / Oath
Chris Burns - President, Old Ox Brewery
Paul Cerula - Principal, Global Periscope LLC
Christoper Coles - General Manager, Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
Reggie Cooper - General Manager, Salamander Resort & Spa
Tom Gates - Vice President Regional Director of Operations, B.F. Saul Hospitality Group
Bruce Gemmill - Senior Vice President, John Marshall Bank
Laura George - Director of Sales, Homewood Suites Leesburg
Kristin Gibson - Sr. Vice President Venue Sourcing & Industry Relations, SPARGO, Inc.
Shye Gilad - President & CEO, ProJet Aviation
Robert Lazaro Jr. - Executive Director , Nova Regional Commission
Amy Marasco - Owner, Fieldstone Farm Bed & Breakfast
Melanie Mathewes - Director of Development, Shenandoah University