January 13, 2015

For more information:
Jacob Schmidt
360-750-1553 Ext.519


Visit Vancouver USA Announces 2015 Board of Directors
2015 slate includes economic development leaders and new hotel partners

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Visit Vancouver USA is pleased to announce its board of directors and officers for 2015. The board of directors is comprised of hospitality and business professionals, community leaders, and City and County representatives who are responsible for building community-wide support for the tourism industry in Clark County.

For the 2015 term, Brian McClary, director of operations of the Heathman Lodge, assumes the position of board chair. Melinda Wulf, general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton, will fulfill the role of vice chair. Carla Rise, general manager of Residence Inn by Marriott, has been elected secretary/treasurer. New directors include Mike Bomar, president of the Columbia River Economic Development Council; Taylor Nintzel, general manager of Hampton Inn & Suites; and Jeanne Stewart, Clark County Council.

Returning directors for 2015 are as follows:

  • Jan Bader - City of Vancouver, program & policy development manager
  • Kimberly Bennett - Visit Vancouver USA, president & CEO 
  • Jordan Boldt - Vancouver Farmers Market, executive director
  • Alison Hite - SpringHill Suites by Marriott, general manager
  • Kari Jonassen - Homewood Suites by Hilton, general manager
  • John Morrison - Clark County Event Center and Fairgrounds, executive director and CEO
  • Eric Walters - Hilton Vancouver Washington, general manager

About Visit Vancouver USA
Visit Vancouver USA is the official destination marketing organization for Vancouver USA and the surrounding areas. The organization also markets the region as a venue for sports events through the Vancouver USA Sports brand. Visit Vancouver USA's mission is to increase visitor spending in Vancouver and Clark County through competitively marketing the area as a destination for meetings, conventions, and group and leisure travelers. For more information call 360-750-1553, or visit

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