CALL FOR CANDIDATES

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, 2023 through June 30, 2026, with a transition period beginning in May 2023. Resumes must be received by COB on February 3, 2023. 

Three business references should accompany the resume 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.

Submissions are due to the Visit Loudoun office by COB February 3, 2023. The office is located at 112  South Street, SE, Suite 200, Leesburg, VA 20175.  Electronic copies may be submitted to Greg Harp at harp@VisitLoudoun.org.  Following review of resumes, considered candidates will be scheduled for an interview with the Executive Committee of the Board in March 2023.

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 the month (3rd Wednesday of November & December) at Visit Loudoun's offices. All board meetings are open to the public.

Committees

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:

  • Executive
  • Annual Meeting & Tourism Awards
  • Tourism Marketing Leverage Fund Review
  • Weddings Advisory
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory 
  • Music 

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.

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Officers

Chair: Tracy Hamlin - Owner, Sweet Jazz Fest  / DMH Records, LLC

Vice Chair: Tom Gates - Vice President Regional Director of Operations, B.F. Saul Hospitality Group

Treasurer: Esther Turner,  Director of Impact & Engagement, Henry Crown Fellowship / The Aspen Institute

Secretary: Rusty Foster - President, Bow Tie Strategies

Immediate Past Chair: Melanie Mathewes - Director of Development, Shenandoah University

Directors

Amy Bobchek - Sr. Vice President, EVERFI

Anne Marie Chirieleison - Executive Director, Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

Hillary Coley - Owner, Dominion Tea

Kent Duffie - Sr. Vice President Corporate Finance, Marriott International

Carmen Felder - CEO, Authentic Connections

Kristin Gibson - Director of Client Experience, SPARGO Inc.

Rodrigo Gomes - President & CEO, Northern VA Volleyball

Michelle McNaughton - Owner, PLAYroom Retail LLC

Suzanne Musgrave, Director of Philanthropy, Morven Park 

Ronda Powell, Owner, Old 690 Brewing Co. 

Lacey Huber Sautter - Vice President, Stone Tower Winery

Manisha Shah - Owner, Stone Manor Bed Breakfast

Jennie Simpson - Manager of Cloud Operations & Innovations, Microsoft

Stephanie Slocum, Retired

Santosh Tiptur - Owner & Chef, The Conche

Donnie Walker - Owner, Waterford Reservations

Ex Officio Members

Tony Howard - President & CEO, Loudoun Chamber

Ali MacIntyre - Dir. of Business Development & Community Partnerships, Town of Middleburg

Russell C. Seymour - Director of Economic Development, Town of Leesburg

Valmarie Turner - Asst. County Administrator,  Loudoun County

Sarah Walsh - Loudoun Wineries Assoc. Board of Directors / Owner, Walsh Family Wine

Robert Pollard - Chair, Loudoun County Heritage Commission

Chryssa Westerlund, VP of Marketing & Consumer Strategy, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority