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 which 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, history, athletic, and charitable organizations. 

The Board of Directors is a diverse group that collaborates to promote Annapolis & Anne Arundel County at their very best.

2022/2023 Elected Positions

  • Gene Condon, 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

  • Donna Anderson

Executive Director & CEO; Chesapeake Arts Center

  • Adrienne Trout

Director, Office of Corporate & Community Relations; Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

  • Donnie Anderson

General Manager; BWI Airport Marriott

  • Bill Givens

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Operations & Championships; U.S. Naval Academy Athletic Association

2022/2023 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 Commerce
  • 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


2022/2023 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


Download a Copy of the VAAAC Amended and Restated Bylaws here.