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. 

2022 / 2023 GMCVB Board of Directors

Amir Blattner

STEVE ADKINS

President & CEO
Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Amir Blattner

RODNEY BARRETO

Chairman & CEO
Barreto Group

Amir Blattner

RICK BEASLEY

Executive Director
CareerSource South Florida

Amir Blattner

AMIR BLATTNER

General Manager
Hyatt Regency Miami

Amir Blattner

ANTHONY BRUNSON

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR

President & CEO
Anthony Brunson, P.A.

Amir Blattner

KEVIN BRYANT

Vice President of Sales
Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Amir Blattner

FERNANDO CASAMAYOR

Chief Innovation & Economic Development Officer
Miami-Dade County

Amir Blattner

MICHAEL CHENG, PH.D., CHE

Dean, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Florida International University

Amir Blattner

ALEX J. FERNANDEZ

Vice Mayor & Commissioner
City of Miami Beach

Amir Blattner

TERESA FOXX

Chief Operating Officer
Banco de Credito e Inversiones

Amir Blattner

SUZETTE ESPINOSA FUENTES

MARKETING & TOURISM COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR

Vice President,Communications
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Amir Blattner

DAN GELBER

Mayor
City of Miami Beach

Amir Blattner

JULIO GUZMAN

Vice Mayor
City of Homestead

Amir Blattner

STEVEN HAAS

Immediate Past Chair
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Amir Blattner

KEON HARDEMON

Commissioner
Miami-Dade County

Amir Blattner

YVETTE HARRIS

Multicultural Tourism &
Development Committee Chair

President
Harris Public Relations

Amir Blattner

FELECIA HATCHER

Chief Executive Officer
Black Ambition Opportunity Fund

Amir Blattner

ELIZABETH HICKS

Finance & Audit Committee Chair

Consultant

Amir Blattner

MARLON HILL

Of Counsel
Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

Amir Blattner

MICHAEL HOOPER

Multicultural Tourism &
Development Committee Vice Chair

General Manager
Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon

Amir Blattner

ALINA HUDAK

City Manager
City of Miami Beach

Amir Blattner

ERIC JELLSON

Marketing & Tourism Committee Chair

Area Director of Marketing & Strategy
Kimpton Hotels Florida

Amir Blattner

WENDY KALLERGIS

President & CEO
Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association

Amir Blattner

JULISSA KEPNER

Board Vice Chair
Convention Sales Committee Chair

General Manager
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

Amir Blattner

CHRISTINE KING

Chairwoman & Commissioner
City of Miami

Amir Blattner

MUTLUHAN KUCUK

Convention Sales Committee Vice Chair

Complex Managing Director
Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Amir Blattner

RAUL LEAL

Chief Executive Officer
SH Hotels & Resorts

Amir Blattner

DANIELLA LEVINE CAVA

Mayor
Miami-Dade County

Amir Blattner

NAVIN MAHTANI

Managing Partner
Think Hospitality

Amir Blattner

BEN MOLLERE

Corporate Vice President, Hospitality & Business Relations
Baptist Health of South Florida

Amir Blattner

CAROLINE O'CONNOR

Chief Operating Officer
Miami Marlins

Amir Blattner

BRUCE OROSZ

Board Chair

President & CEO 
ACT Productions, Inc.

Amir Blattner

ADOLFO PEREZ

Senior Vice President,
Global Sales & Trade Marketing
Carnival Cruise Line

Amir Blattner

FREDDIE PETERSON

General Manager,
Miami Beach Convention Center
OVG360 Venue Management

Amir Blattner

MYLES PISTORIUS

Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Miami Dolphins

Amir Blattner

GENE PRESCOTT

President
The Biltmore Hotel

Amir Blattner

CHRISTOPHER ROLLINS

Chief Operating Officer
South Beach Group Hotels, Inc.

Amir Blattner

GRISETTE ROQUE-MARCOS

Executive Director
Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority

Amir Blattner

CHRISTINE VALLS

NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIR

Vice President, Latin America,
Caribbean & Florida Sales
American Airlines

2022 / 2023 GMCVB Ex-Officio

Amir Blattner

RALPH CUTIÉ

Director & CEO
Miami-Dade Aviation Department

Amir Blattner

JORGE GONZALEZ

Village Manager
Bal Harbour Village

Amir Blattner

WILFREDO GORT

CAMACOL

Amir Blattner

ERIC KNOWLES

President & CEO
Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce

Amir Blattner

LILIAM LOPEZ

President & CEO
South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Amir Blattner

IBIS ROMERO

Executive Director
Sunny Isles Beach Tourism & Marketing Council

Amir Blattner

ALFRED SANCHEZ

President & CEO
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Amir Blattner

MARK TROWBRIDGE

President & CEO
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Amir Blattner

HYDI WEBB

Port Director
PortMiami

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

Deceased

R. DONAHUE PEEBLES

Chairman & CEO
The Peebles Corporation

CHRISTOPHER PERKS

Retired

MARIA SASTRE

Retired

STEPHEN SONNABEND

Retired

DOROTHY C. WEAVER

Deceased