Board of Directors

Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau Board of Directors

Effective July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019

Executive  Committee

Nancy Pedersen | Chairman
Citizen at Large

Barbara Quaid | Past-Chairman
Chief Executive Officer, Ventura County Fairgrounds

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

Ed Wehan | Secretary
Citizen at Large


Josh Spiker
Citizen at Large | Mile 26 Sports

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

Oscar Pena
Pt Commission/Ventura Harbor Representative


Advisory Board

Shannon Hillygus
General Manager, Marriott Ventura Beach

Doug Wood
General Manager, Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Chipper Bro Bell

Michael Anderson
Rotary Club

Sabine Dodane
Reves de Sabine

Marie Lakin
Cultural Affairs Commission

Ryan Shirah
Clark Construction Group

Suresh Patel
General Manager, Amanzi Hotel

Diego Gamba
General Manager, Bombay Bar & Grill

Kenneth May
CEO, Swift Chip

Elena Brokaw
CEO, Museum of Ventura County

Brian Tucker
Executive Director, VCLA Liaison

Alex Hong
Owner, Coastal Cone Inc.

Jason J. Collis
Chef, Plated Events by Chef Jason