Board of Directors

Position Name Company/Organization
Chairman Buddy Butler Narrative by New South Media
Vice Chairman Christian Asam Bavarian Inn
Secretary Scott Duarte Bridgeport Conference Center
Treasurer Barry Kadel Charleston Marriott Hotel
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 Bob Peckenpaugh Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
Mountaineer Country - 2 Rick Rock North Central WV Airport
Eastern Panhandle - 3 Annette Gavin Bates Jefferson County CVB
Potomac Highlands - 4 Jessica Waldo Tucker County CVB
Mountain Lakes - 5 Chris Richards Lewis County CVB
New River/Greenbrier Valley – 6 Kelly Collins State Fair of West Virginia
Metro Valley – 7 Josh Rubio Embassy Suites
Mid-Ohio Valley – 8 Mark Lewis Greater Parkersburg CVB
Hatfield-McCoy Mountains - 9   Vacant  ---

National Seats

Position Name Company/Organization
AHLA Service Owner or Operator Tripp Lowe Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
NRA Board Representative Ray Burke Better Foods Inc.


Board Emeritus & Past Chairman

Position Name Company/Organization
Board Emeritus Frank Jorgensen Bright Enterprises
Immediate Past Chairman 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
Member at Large Xavier Staggs Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC
Consultant Tom Heywood Bowles Rice LLP
Executive Director & Editor Richie Heath WVHTA/Bowles Rice LLP