Board of Directors

Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau Board of Directors

Effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017

Executive  Committee

Nancy Pedersen | Chairman
Citizen at Large

Oscar Pena | Past-Chairman
General  Manager, Ventura Port District

James D.  Ludwig | Treasurer
Principal,  KL Associates

Victor Dollar | Secretary
Citizen at Large – General Manager Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Beach Resort


Michael Wagner
Restaurant Owner | Andria’s Seafood Restaurant

Danny Saldana
Citizen at Large | Anacapa Brewing Co.

Barbara Quaid
Chief  Executive Officer, Ventura County Fairgrounds

Steve Doll
Citizen at Large | NAI Capital Commercial

Banks Staples Pecht
Cultural Affairs Commission Liaison

Cheryl Heitmann
Downtown Ventura Organization Liaison

Carlos Cruz-Ampudia
General  Manager, Best Western Plus, Inn of Ventura

Doug Halter
Halter Landscape

Jim White
Parks & Recreation Commission Liaison


Advisory Board

Shannon Hillygus
General Manager, Marriott Ventura Beach

Doug Wood
General Manager, Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Norbert Tan, MBA
Executive Director, Ventura College Foundation

Chipper Bro Bell

Michael Anderson
Rotary Club

Stefanie Davis
Director of Marketing, Museum of Ventura County

Sabine Dodane
Reves de Sabine

Marie Lakin
Cultural Affairs Commission

Ryan Shirah
Clark Construction Group

Suresh Patel
General Manager, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson

Diego Gamba
CEO, Bombay Bar & Grill

Kenneth May
Swift Chip

Elena Brokaw
Interim CEO

Ed Wehan
Parks & Recreation Commission