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About the Board of Directors

Experience Kissimmee is governed by a Board of Directors representative of the diverse hospitality industry that it serves. The BOD is made up of five (5) attractions representatives, nine (9) bed tax collectors, three (3) civic leaders, five (5) ex-officio members, three (3) restaurant/retail/transportation representatives, one (1) sports representative, and three (3) at-large members appointed by the chairman. Members are elected to three-year terms with an option to serve an additional two-year term at the end of the first. Unless a BOD member moves into a leadership role, they may serve for two consecutive terms.

Executive Committee
Sam Haught
Chairman
Rembert Vonk
Chairman Elect
Andy Schiavone
Treasurer
Mary Ellen Kerber
Secretary
Marc Reicher
Past Chairman
 
Attractions (5)
Sam Haught
Owner
Wild Florida
Craig Evans
Sr. Director, Brand Management
Universal Orlando Resort
Mark L. Dukes
General Manager, Water Parks and Mini Golf
Walt Disney World
Tim Swan
Director of Sales
SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando
 
Bed Tax Collectors (9)
Chris Brumbaugh
Director of Public Relations
Gaylord Palms
Jeff Chase
Leader
AH Management
Russ Kraft
General Manager
Global Resort Homes
René Pereira
Director Sales & Marketing
Park Inn Resort & Conference Center
Marc Reicher
Sr. Vice President
RIDA Development Corporation
Andy Schiavone
General Manager
Ramada Gateway Hotel
Laura Sherman
Resort Management Director
CLC Regal Oaks Resorts
Jean Spaulding
Director of Sales and Marketing
Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
Mark Waltrip
Chief Operating Officer
Westgate Resorts
 
Civic Leaders (3)
Linda Goodwin-Nichols
Owner
Goodwin Realty & Associates, Inc.
Mark McHugh
President & CEO
Gatorland
Mark Miller
Owner
Al-Marah Arabian Horses
 
Ex Officio (5)
Don Fisher
County Manager
Osceola County
Peggy Choudhry
County Commissioner, District 1
Robb Larson
General Manager
Osceola Heritage Park/SMG
Rich Maladecki
President/CEO
CFHLA
David Buchheit
Executive Director
W192 Development Authority
 
Restaurant/Retail/Transportation (3)
Doug Dorn
General Manager
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
Fernando Pereira
President
Pegasus Transportation
Mary Ellen Kerber
Director of Commercial Real Estate
Formosa Gardens
 
Sports (1)
Buck Stine
General Manager
Kissimmee Bay Country Club & Remington Golf Club
 
At Large (3 Chairman Appointees)
KT Budde-Jones
Media Manager
Stallion 51 Corporation
Ed Fouché
Fouché Parsons & Associates, LLC
Hector Lizasuain
Director, Government Affairs & Planning
Magic Development, LLC
 

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