Board of Directors

Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) is a non-profit, membership-based Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) that promotes the local economies of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County to leisure and business travelers across the country and around the world.

Our experienced staff of tourism professionals is supported by the Board of Directors that includes representatives from local businesses and government. Some of our representatives come from the industries of hospitality, media, tourism, and travel. We also have community representatives from arts, culture, historical, athletics, and charitable organizations. 

The Board of Directors is a diverse group that collaborates to promote Annapolis at its very best.

2021/2022 Elected Positions

  • Gary Jobson, Chairman
    Owner; Jobson Sailing, Inc
  • Gene Condon, Vice Chairman
    Vice President/General Manager; Arundel Mills Mall
  • Steve Stavropoulos, Treasurer
    General Manager; Westfield Annapolis
  • Jill Porter, Secretary
    Director of Sales & Marketing; Maritime Conference Center
  • Alan Friedman
    Attorney at Law; Titan Hospitality Group
  • Robert (Bob) Tedesco
    Assistant GM & SVP of Operations; Live Casino & Hotel
  • Bill Givens
    Senior Associate Athletic Director for Operations and Championships; U.S. Naval Academy Athletic Association​​


2021/2022 Designated Positions

  • Tyler C. Patton, Anne Arundel County Representative
    Senior V.P. of Public Affairs; Maryland Broadband Cooperative Inc.
  • Stephen Rice, City of Annapolis Representative
    Department of Planning & Zoning Economic Development Manager
  • Hope Stewart, City of Annapolis Representative
    SMBE Liaison, Community and Economic Development Manager
  • Mark Kleinschmidt, Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Representative
    President/CEO; Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commcerce
  • Gina Stewart, BWI Business Partnership Representative
    Executive Director; BWI Business Partnership, Inc.
  • Rosa Cruz, Anne Arundel County Representative
    Vice President of Communications, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation


2021/2022 Ex officio Positions

  • Kristen Pironis
    Executive Director, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
  • Mayor Gavin Buckley
    Mayor, City of Annapolis
  • Honorary Steuart Pittman
    County Executive; Anne Arundel County
  • Miriam Stanicic
    Community Relations Director; U.S. Naval Academy