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Visit Spokane Announces 2016 Board of Directors

(January 25, 2016) Visit Spokane is pleased to announce its new Board Officers and Board Members for 2016. Officers include:

Chair – Jody Sander, Director of Operations, Sterling Hospitality
Vice Chair – Bryn West, General Manager, River Park Square
Treasurer – Paul Read, Publisher, Journal of Business
Secretary – Cheryl Kilday, President & CEO, Visit Spokane

The Board Officers are joined by the following Board Members recently elected for three year terms:

Nick Pierre, Assistant General Manager, Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Andy Rooney, General Manager, Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center
Matt Jensen, Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing, Davenport Hotels (Second term)

The following Board Member was recently appointed to fill a vacancy and join the board to complete a term:

Greg Repetti, CEO, Valley Hospital

The Visit Spokane Board also includes the following members:

Joyce M. Cameron, Chief Development Officer, Providence Health Care Foundation
Bill Gothmann, City Council Member, City of Spokane Valley
Brooke Kiener, Chair, Spokane Arts Fund
Greg Lipsker, Owner, Barrister Winery
Shelly O’Quinn, County Commissioner, Spokane County
Stephen B. Pohl, Managing Broker Retail, NAI Black
Jan Quintrall, Tobby Hatley and Associates
Rhosetta Rhodes, Interim Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, Whitworth University
Rita Santillanes, Owner, Best Western PLUS Peppertree Inns
Karen Stratton, City Council Member, City of Spokane
Kevin Twohig, Chief Executive Officer, Spokane Public Facilities District

About Visit Spokane

Visit Spokane generates economic growth for Spokane County by successfully marketing the Spokane region as a preferred destination for conventions and leisure travelers from around the world. Visitors to Spokane County spent an estimated $893 million in 2014, providing jobs for nearly 10,000 residents in the region.*

*Figures provided by Dean Runyan Associates report for the year ending 2014.