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.

2020 Executive Committee

Chair Rob Roxburgh, Washington River Protection Solutions

Past Chair Kathy Moore, The Hotel Group

First Vice Chair Corey Pearson, Three Rivers Campus

Vice Chair Vijay Patel, A-1 Hospitality (Hotel & Lodging Representative)

Vice Chair Buck Taft, Tri-Cities Airport/Port of Pasco

Vice Chair Staci West, Bechtel National, Inc.

Treasurer Ron Hue

Legal Counsel John Raschko, Miller Mertens & Comfort, P.L.L.C.

CPA Monte Nail, CPA     

2020 Board of Directors

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
Washington State Representative Matt Boehnke
Gloria Boyce, Ben Franklin Transit
Washington State Senator Sharon Brown
Mayor Pro Tem Rich Buel, City of West Richland
Jennifer Cunnington, STCU
Karl Dye, TRIDEC
Colleen French, Department of Energy
Shae Frichette, Frichette Winery
Monica Hammerberg, Hampton Inn + Suites Pasco
Colin Hastings, Pasco Chamber of Commerce
Sandra Haynes, WSU Tri-Cities
Wendy Higgins, The Lodge at Columbia Point
Diahann Howard, Port of Benton
Commissioner Robert Koch, Franklin County
Council Member Phillip Lemley, City of Richland
Andrew Lucero, Courtyard by Marriott
Brian Lubanski, KVEW TV
Lori Mattson, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
Brent Miles, Tri-City Dust Devils
Maynard Plahuta, B Reactor Museum Association
Dara Quinn, Emerald of Siam
Justin Raffa, Mid-Columbia Mastersingers
Cliff Reynolds, Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center Pasco
Council Member Zahra Roach, City of Pasco
Rosanna Sharpe, The REACH Museum
Steve Simmons, CG Public House & Catering
Council Member Chuck Torelli, City of Kennewick
Nikki Torres, Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Rebekah Woods, Columbia Basin College