Board of Directors

Position Name Company/Organization
Chairman Buddy Butler Narrative by New South Media
Vice Chairman Christian Asam Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Company
Secretary Scott Duarte Muriale's Restaurant
Treasurer Xavier Staggs Fuel / Jenkins Fenstermaker
Travel Industry Division President Brian Belcher Greenbrier Valley Airport
Food Service Division President Deno Stanley Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille
Lodging Division President Cindi Napier The Greenbrier
CVB Division President Kara Dense Greenbrier County CVB


Regional Representatives

Region Name Company/Organization

Northern Panhandle - 1

Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler

Bob Peckenpaugh Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

Mountaineer Country - 2

Monongalia, Preston, Marion, Taylor, Barbour, Harrison Doddridge

Rick Rock North Central WV Airport

Eastern Panhandle - 3

Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan

Annette Gavin Bates Jefferson County CVB

Potomac Highlands - 4

Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Tucker, Randolph, Pendleton, Pocahontas

Jessica Waldo Tucker County CVB

Mountain Lakes - 5

Upshur, Lewis, Gilmer, Braxton Webster, Clay, Nicholas

Chris Richards Lewis County CVB

New River/Greenbrier Valley – 6

Greenbrier, Monroe, Fayette, Raleigh, Summers, Mercer, Wyoming, McDowell

Kelly Collins State Fair of West Virginia

Metro Valley – 7

Kanawha, Putnam, Mason, Cabell

Veronica Ratcliff Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center

Mid-Ohio Valley – 8

Calhoun, Roane, Ritchie, Pleasants, Wood, Wirt, Jackson

Mark Lewis Greater Parkersburg CVB

Hatfield-McCoy Mountains - 9

Boone, Logan, Mingo, Wayne, Lincoln

Chris Zeto  Hatfield McCoy Trails

National Seats

Position Name Company/Organization
AHLA Service Owner or Operator Christian Asam Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Company
NRA Board Representative Scott Duarte Muriale's Restaurant


Board Emeritus & Past Chairman

Position Name Company/Organization
Immediate Past Chairman Frank Jorgensen Bright Enterprises
Board Emeritus Sharon Rowe SHR Consulting, LLC
Board Emeritus Dale Maurer Consultant
Board Emeritus Dave Arnold Adventures on the Gorge
Board Emeritus Ashby Berkley Sweet Springs Resort
Board Emeritus Carol Asam Bavarian Inn


Members at Large

Position Name Company/Organization
Member At Large Tami Maynard WV HEAT
Member At Large Mike Folio North Central Distributors, Inc.
Member At Large Mike Hager Hawks Nest Lodge & State Park
Member At Large Gavin Ward WV Association of Fairs & Festivals
Member At Large Heather Ransom Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Member At Large Michael Jarrouj The Olive Tree Cafe and Catering
Member At Large Frank DeMarco WVU College of Business & Economics
Member At Large Steven Keith Miles (Travel Marketing)
Member At Large Chelsea Ruby Office of Tourism
Member At Large John Cavacini WV Racing Association
Member At Large Joe Stevens WV Ski Area Association
Member at Large Don Smith WV Press Association
Member At Large Rick Johnson River Expeditions
Consultant Tom Heywood Bowles Rice LLP
Executive Director & Editor Richie Heath WVHTA/Bowles Rice LLP