Board of Directors

William Talbert, CDME


Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Maryann Ferenc

Vice Chair

Mise en Place

Sharon Siskie

Second Vice Chair

Disney Destinations

John Tomlin

Immediate Past Chair

Tomlin St Cyr & Associates

Simone Champagnie


Florida International University - Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Gene Prescott


The Biltmore Hotel

Danny Gaekwad

Chair of Audit Committee

MGM Hotels, LLC

Virginia Haley

Chair of Industry Relations Committee

Visit Sarasota County

Lino Maldonado

Chair of Marketing Council Steering Committee

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Robert Skrob

Chair of Public Affairs


Becky Bragg

Canoe Outpost, Inc.

Ian Carter

Hilton Worldwide, Inc.

Bobby Cornwell

Florida Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds

Carol Dover

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association

Christine Duffy

Carnival Cruise Line

Carlos Gazitua


Bill Hayden

Universal Orlando Resort

Andrew Hertz

Miami Seaquarium

Malinda Horton

Florida Association of Museums Foundation

Bill Lupfer

Florida Attractions Association

Patrick Murphy

The St. Joe Company

Samantha Padgett

Florida Retail Federation

Therrin Protze

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

David Reese

Florida's First Coast of Golf

Roy Ritenour

The Hertz Corporation

Scott Rose

The Florida Aquarium

Dan Rowe

Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau

William Waichulis

Boykin Management Company

Dana Williams

Southwest Airlines Co.

2015-2016 VISIT FLORIDA Board of Directors Disclosure

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes