Foundation Governance & Nominations Committee

The Governance and Nominating Committee of the Foundation shall annually analyze the present composition of the board of trustees. The committee shall have the responsibility for ongoing board development, leadership development, board and board member assessment, board education, and for ensuring that the board is equipped with proper guidelines and structure to do their work. Included in this scope is the responsibility of reviewing bylaws and governance documents to recommend amendments or replacements for approval by the Foundation Board of Trustees as needed to improve efficiency and ensure best practices are set in place.

2023 Committee Members

  • Bill Geist, Chief Instigator, DMOProz
  • Butch Spyridon, CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
  • Cleo Battle, President & CEO, Louisville Tourism
  • Ellie Westman Chin, President & CEO, Destination Madison (Co-Chair)
  • Jerad Bachar, President & CEO, VisitPittsburgh
  • John Percy, President & CEO, Destination Niagara USA (Co-Chair)
  • Kara Franker, President & CEO, Visit Estes Park
  • Katherine O'Donnell, Executive Vice President, Richmond Region Tourism
  • Paul Nursey, President & CEO, Destination Greater Victoria

Destinations International Staff Liaison

  • Chelsea Welter, SVP of Governance & Administration

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