Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from different business sectors whose common goal is to ensure that long-range plans for our community are ones that will enhance the visitor experience, whether the issue is one of public policy, infrastructure, aesthetics, sporting events, trade or commerce, film, fashion or entertainment. 

2020 / 2021 GMCVB Executive Committee

BRUCE OROSZ

Chairman

President & CEO 
ACT Productions, Inc.

STEVEN HAAS

Immediate Past Chair

Executive Director Centerplate
Miami Beach Convention Center

ELIZABETH HICKS

Finance Committee Chair

Consultant

ERIC JELLSON

Marketing & Tourism Committee Chair

Area Director of Marketing & Strategy
Kimpton Hotels Florida & Cayman Islands

JULISSA KEPNER

Convention Sales Committee Chair

General Manager
Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay

CAROLE ANN TAYLOR

Multicultural Tourism & Development Committee Chair

Founder & President
Miami To Go

RAUL AGUILA

At Large

Interim City Manager
City of Miami Beach

T. WILLARD FAIR

At Large

President & CEO
Urban League of Greater Miami, Inc.

DAN GELBER

At Large

Mayor
City of Miami Beach

DANIELLA LEVINE CAVA

At Large

Mayor
Miami-Dade County

GENE PRESCOTT

At Large - Past Chair

President
The Biltmore Hotel

MARIA SASTRE

At Large - Past Chair

Retired

CRISTINE VALLS

Vice President
Florida, Caribbean & Latin America

American Airlines

2020 / 2021 GMCVB Board of Directors

STEVE ADKINS

PRESIDENT & CEO

Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

MICHAEL CHENG, PH.D., CHE

Dean, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Florida International University

HENRY CRESPO, SR.

Prsident & CEO
Urgent, Inc.

 

ALEX DIAZ DE LA PORTILLA

Commissioner, District 1

City of Miami Commission

LUIS GAZITUA

Attorney at Law

Gazitua Letelier, P.A.

KEON HARDEMON

Commissioner District 3

Miami-Dade County

WENDY KALLERGIS

President & CEO

Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Association

BEN MOLLERE

Corporate Vice President, Hospitality & Business Relations

Baptist Health of South Florida

JOHN MULREY

Regional Director

FirstService Residential

ABE NG

President, CEO & CSO

Sushi Maki

FREDDIE PETERSON

General Manager, Miami Beach Convention Center

Spectra Venue Management

ALAN G. RANDOLPH

Regional Director, Florida & New York

BANK OZK

ALFREDO RICHARD

Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications

NBC Universal Telemundo Enterprises

MARY ROGERS

Vice President & General Manager

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

CHRISTOPHER ROLLINS

COO

South Beach Group Hotels, Inc.

STEPHEN R. SHELLEY

Councilman

City of Homestead

2020 / 2021 GMCVB Ex-Officio

MICHAEL FINNEY

President & CEO

Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Inc.

WILFREDO GORT

CAMACOL

G. ERIC KNOWLES

President & CEO

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce

JUAN KURYLA

Port Director / Port Miami

Miami-Dade County

IBIS ROMERO

Executive Director

Sunny Isles Beach Tourism & Marketing Council

ALFRED SANCHEZ

President & CEO

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

LESTER SOLA

Director & Chief Executive Officer

Miami-Dade Aviation Department

 

2020 / 2021 GMCVB Past Chairs

RICHARD FAIN

Chairman & CEO

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

TONY GOLDMAN

Deceased

 

ADOLFO HENRIQUES

Vice Chairman

The Related Group

THOMAS F. HEWITT

Managing Partner

WDI Hospitality, LLC

DONALD E. LEFTON

Principal & CEO

The Continental Companies

SIDNEY LEVIN

Deceased

STEPHEN D. NOSTRAND

President & COO

One Commercial Real Estate

R. DONAHUE PEEBLES

Chairman & CEO

The Peebles Corporation

CHRISTOPHER PERKS

Retired

 

STEPHEN SONNABEND

Retired

DOROTHY C. WEAVER

Deceased