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
- Carrie Kiewitt
Sr. Vice President, Membership, Communications, Engagement; Historic Annapolis Inc.
- James LoBosco
Executive VP Hospitality Division; Southern Management Corporation
- 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.
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