Board of Directors

Visit TRI-CITIES is guided by a group of talented professionals from across many segments of local industry. These individuals dedicate their efforts to support the Tri-Cities tourism industry as a vital component of the local economy.

2018 Executive Committee

Chair Steve Simmons, CG Public House & Catering
Past Chair Suzanne Heaston, Heaston and Thompson Vision Clinic
First Vice Chair Kathy Moore, Mooreshots Direct
Vice Chair Rob Roxburgh, Washington River Protection Solutions
Vice Chair Staci West, Bechtel National, Inc.
Vice Chair Vijay Patel, A-1 Hospitality (Hotel & Lodging Representative)
Treasurer Ron Hue
Legal Counsel Ken Miller, Miller Mertens & Comfort, P.L.L.C.
CPA Monte Nail, CPA

2018 Board of Directors 

Carl Adrian, Tri-City Development Council
Ron Anderson, Red Lion Pasco
Deborah Barnard, Barnard Griffin Winery
Commissioner Don Barnes, Port of Kennewick
Jerry Beach, SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Commissioner Jim Beaver, Benton County
Troy Berglund, West Richland Chamber of Commerce
Karen Blasdel, Battelle
Mark Blotz, Clover Island Inn
Debbie Bone-Harris, Pasco Chamber of Commerce
Gloria Boyce, Ben Franklin Transit
Christine Brown
Senator Sharon Brown, Washington State Senate
Mayor Pro Tem Rich Buel, City of West Richland
Todd Frantz, Tri-City Herald
Colleen French, Department of Energy
Shae Frichette, Frichette Winery
Representative Larry Haler, Washington State House of Representatives
Monica Hammerberg, Hampton Inn + Suites Pasco
Wendy Higgins, The Lodge at Columbia Point
Scott Keller, Port of Benton
Commissioner Robert Koch, Franklin County
Council Member Phillip Lemley, City of Richland
Brian Lubanski, KVEW TV
Lori Mattson, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
Brent Miles, Tri-City Dust Devils
Kathy Miller, Banner Bank
Rae Moss, Mission Support Alliance
Corey Pearson, Three Rivers Convention Center
Maynard Plahuta, B Reactor Museum Association
Justin Raffa, Mid-Columbia Mastersingers
Gurbir Sandhu, Ignite Hotels

Council Member Pete Serrano, City of Pasco
Rosanna Sharpe, The REACH Museum
Buck Taft, Tri-Cities Airport/Port of Pasco
Nikki Torres, Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Council Member Steve Young, City of Kennewick