Board of Directors
Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, Inc. (VAAAC) is a non-profit, membership-based Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, all of whom bring expertise from all forms of business, hospitality, tourism and government segments.
The Board supports the experienced staff of tourism professionals and volunteers to increase tourism and travel, and its related economic impact and destination development, that benefits the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County economy.
2023/2024 Elected Positions
- Jill Porter, Chair
Business Development Officer; Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
- Donnie Sutton, Vice Chair
General Manager; BWI Airport Marriott
- Steve Stavropoulos, Treasurer
General Manager; Westfield Annapolis
- Cynthia Jones, Secretary
Vice President - Sales & Marketing - Hospitality Division; Live! Casino and Hotel Maryland
Board of Directors:
- Donna Anderson
Executive Director, Chesapeake Arts Center
- Bill Givens
Senior Associate Athletic Director, Operations & Championships; U.S. Naval Academy Athletic Association
- Adrienne Trout
Director, Office of Corporate & Community Relations, Division of Marketing and Air Service Development - MDOT MAA Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
2023/2024 Designated Positions
- Mark Kleinschmidt, Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Representative
President/CEO; Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
- Tyler C. Patton, Anne Arundel County Representative
Director of State Government & Community Affairs, Verizon Maryland and Washington, D.C.
- Stephen Rice, City of Annapolis Representative
Economic Development Manager, Community & Economic Development Division
- Hope Stewart, City of Annapolis Representative
SMBE Coordinator, Community and Economic Development Division
2023/2024 Ex officio Positions
- Mayor Gavin Buckley
Mayor, City of Annapolis
- Kristen Pironis
Executive Director, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
- Honorable 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.
For inquiries related to the Board of Directors, please contact Joanne Rennie, Executive Administrator.