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Our Leadership Team

Visit Seattle Internal Leadership Team

  • Tom Norwalk

    President & CEO

    Office 206.461.5833

  • Rob Hampton

    Senior Vice President, Convention Sales & Services

    Office 206.461.5830

  • Ali Daniels

    Senior Vice President / Chief Marketing Officer

    Office 206.461.5804

  • David Blandford

    Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

    Office 206.461.5806

  • Kris Cromwell

    Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer

    Office 206.461.5821

Visit Seattle Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Leslie Kunde, Chair
Director, Customer Relations
The Boeing Company

Keri Robinson, Vice Chair
General Manager
Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Matt Murphy, Past Chair
Executive Vice President
Paramount Hotels

Chad Mackay, Finance Chair
President & COO
El Gaucho Hospitality

Frank Finneran, Advisor
Frank K. Finneran & Company

Mark Barbieri
Executive Vice President
Washington Real Estate Holdings LLC

Carla Murray
Senior Vice President, Operations
Marriott International

Craig Schafer
Hotel Ändra

Steve Vissotzky
Managing Director
Grand Hyatt Seattle & Hyatt at Olive 8

Jeffrey Wright
Space Needle LLC


Zahoor Ahmed
Chief Financial Officer/Vice President
R.C. Hedreen Co.

Lynn Beck
Chief Development Officer
Plymouth Housing Group

Jeff Blosser
Washington State Convention Center

Mark Bocchi
Managing Director, Sales & Community Marketing
Alaska Airlines

Brian Canlis
Managing Owner

Kevin Clark
President & CEO
Argosy Cruises & Tillicum Village

Brian Flaherty
Senior Vice President
Columbia Hospitality

Tony Gonchar
Director, Pacific Northwest Sales
Delta Air Lines

Diane Holliday Germain
General Manager
The Westin Seattle

Jason Hamilton
Vice President

Yogi Hutsen
Executive Vice President
Columbia Hospitality

Sam Johnson
Club Manager
Bellevue Club and Hotel Bellevue

Michael Pedder
General Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Kati Quigley
Sr. Director, Worldwide Partner Community Events
Microsoft Corporation

Thierry Ratureau
Owner and Chef
The Chef in the Hat

Shannon Sheron
General Manager
Motif Seattle

Chris Sparkman
Owner/Director of Winemaking
Sparkman Cellars

Matt Van Der Peet
General Manager
The Westin Bellevue

Bill Weise
General Manager
Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium

Advisory Board

Carmen Best
Deputy Chief
Seattle Police Department

Carl Gardner
Vice President and Seattle Market Manager
Bonneville Seattle Media Group

Courtney Gregoire
Port of Seattle Commission

Jon Scholes
President & CEO
Downtown Seattle Association

Steve Warner
President & CEO
Washington State Wine Commission

Lily Wilson-Codega
Political Action Director
Joint Council of Teamsters No. 28




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