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Our Leadership Team

Visit Seattle Internal Leadership Team

  • Tom Norwalk

    President & CEO

    Phone 206.461.5833

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  • Rob Hampton

    Senior Vice President, Convention Sales & Services

    Phone 206.461.5830

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  • Ali Daniels

    Senior Vice President / Chief Marketing Officer

    Phone 206.461.5804

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  • David Blandford

    Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

    Phone 206.461.5806

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  • Kris Cromwell

    Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer

    Phone 206.461.5821

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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
President
Paramount Hotels

Shannon Sheron, Finance Chair
Managing Director
Hotel Sorrento

Frank Finneran, Advisor
President
Frank K. Finneran & Company

Carla Murray
Senior Vice President, Operations
Marriott International

Craig Schafer
Owner
Hotel Ändra

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

Jeffrey Wright
Chairman
Space Needle LLC

Directors

Minaz Abji
Host Hotels and Resorts Inc. (Retired)

Lynn Beck
Chief Development Officer
Plymouth Housing Group

Jeff Blosser, Ex Officio
President & CEO
Washington State Convention Center

Mark Bocchi
Managing Director, Sales & Community Marketing
Alaska Airlines

Brian Canlis
Owner
Canlis

Brian Flaherty
Senior Vice President
Columbia Hospitality

Bernadine (Bernie) Griffin
Managing Director
5th Avenue Theatre

Tony Gonchar
Vice President – Seattle
Delta Air Lines

Diane Holliday Germain
General Manager
The Westin Seattle

Jason Hamilton
Vice President
Marsh

Sam Johnson
Hospitality Leader

Chad Mackay
CEO
Fire & Vine Hospitality

Rusty Middleton
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport

Bob Peckenpaugh
General Manager
The Edgewater Hotel

Michael Pedder
General Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Thierry Rautureau
The Chef in the Hat
Luc / Loulay

Angela Shen
CEO and Founder
Savor Seattle Food Tours

Chris Sparkman
Owner/Director of Winemaking
Sparkman Cellars

Matt Van Der Peet
Complex General Manager
The Westin Bellevue + W Bellevue

Advisory Board

Richard Andersen
President & CEO
Seafair

Sally Bagshaw
Councilmember
Seattle City Council

Carmen Best
Deputy Chief
Seattle Police Department

Courtney Gregoire
Commissioner
Port of Seattle Commission

Jon Scholes
President & CEO
Downtown Seattle Association

Karen H. Thomas, AIA
Regional Managing Principal
Gensler
Chair, Seattle Sports Commission

Steve Warner
President & CEO
Washington State Wine Commission

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