Board of Directors & Committees

Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau Board of Directors

Effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021


Executive  Committee

Ed Wehan | Chairperson- Citizen at Large

Nancy Pedersen | Past-Chairperson- Citizen at Large

Brian Pendleton | Secretary- General Manager, Ventura Port District

Victor Dollar | Treasurer- Large Hotel/Operator, Four Points by Sheraton



Josh Spiker- Citizen at Large | Mile 26 Sports

Alex Hong- Restaurant/Owner/Operator | Coastal Cone

Steve Doll- Citizen at Large | NAI Capital Commercial

Banks Staples Pecht- Cultural Affairs Commission Liaison

Cheryl Heitmann- Downtown Ventura Organization Liaison

Suresh Patel- Small Hotel/Motel/Operator | Amanzi Hotel

Mike Marostica- Parks & Recreation Commission Liaison


Advisory Board

Michael Anderson- Rotary Club

Dena Bellman- District Planning Chief, Channel Coast District

Stephanie Caldwell- Ventura Chamber of Commerce

Sabine Dodane- Reves de Sabine

Stephanie Hogue- Latitudes Gallery

Luisa Hyatt- Rincon Brewing

Kenneth May- CEO, Swift Chip

Akemi Shapiro- Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Jim White- Citizen at Large

Brian Tucker- Ventura County Coast, VCLA Liaison


VTMD Steering Committee

Carlos Cruz-Ampudia- Best Western Inn Plus 

Victor Dollar- Brighton Hotels/Four Points by Sheraton

Pearl Feist- Marriott Ventura Beach

Mayur Patel- Mission Bell/Loop Motor Lodge/Bayshore Inn

Akemi Shapiro- Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach