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Meet the Experience Kissimmee Board of Directors

Experience Kissimmee is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representative of the diverse hospitality industry that it serves. The BOD is made up of five (5) attractions representatives, nine (9) bed tax collectors, three (3) civic leaders, five (5) ex-officio members, three (3) restaurant/retail/transportation representatives, one (1) sports representative, and three (3) at-large members appointed by the chairman.

Members are elected to three-year terms with an option to serve an additional two-year term at the end of the first. Unless a BOD member moves into a leadership role, they may serve for two consecutive terms.

Executive Committee
Mary Ellen Kerber

Mary Ellen Kerber
Chairman

 
Doug Dorn

Doug Dorn
Chair Elect

 
Andy Schiavone

Andy Schiavone
Treasurer

 
Vicki Jaramillo

Vicki Jaramillo
Secretary

 
Rembert Vonk

Rembert Vonk
Past Chair

 
Attractions
Jodi Bainter

Jodi Bainter
Director, Central Florida Sales
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

 
KT Budde-Jones

KT Budde-Jones
Promotions Coordinator
Stallion 51 Corporation

 
Patrick Glassburn

Patrick Glassburn
Director, In-Market Sales
Universal Orlando Resort

 
Sam Haught

Sam Haught
Owner
Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park

 
Tim Swan

Tim Swan
Director of Sales
SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando

 
Bed Tax Collectors
Jim Curtis

Jim Curtis
Director of Sales & Marketing
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

 
Mara Frazier

Mara Frazier
Community Affairs & Westgate Resorts Foundation Senior Director
Westgate Resorts

 
Sharon Harley

Sharon Harley
President & CEO
Jeeves Florida Rentals

 
Russ Kraft

Russ Kraft
General Manager
Global Resort Homes

 
Johann Krieger

Johann Krieger
General Manager
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

 
Hector Lizasuain

Hector Lizasuain
Director, Government Affairs & Planning
Magic Development, LLC

 
Ron Nagy

Ron Nagy
General Manager
Bohemian Hotel Celebration

 
René Pereira

René Pereira
Director Sales & Marketing
Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center Orlando

 
Andy Schiavone

Andy Schiavone
General Manager
Ramada Gateway Hotel

 
Rembert Vonk

Rembert Vonk
Owner & General Manager
Excellent Vacation Homes

 
Civic Leaders
Linda Goodwin-Nichols

Linda Goodwin-Nichols
Owner
Goodwin Realty & Associates, Inc.

 
Mark McHugh

Mark McHugh
President & CEO
Gatorland

 
Jo Thacker

Jo Thacker
Partner
Broad and Cassel LLP

 
Ex Officio
Peggy Choudhry

Peggy Choudhry
County Commissioner, District 1
Osceola Board of County Commissioners

 
Don Fisher

Don Fisher
County Manager
Osceola County

 
Robb Larson

Robb Larson
General Manager
Osceola Heritage Park/SMG

 
Rich Maladecki

Rich Maladecki
President & CEO
Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (CFHLA)

 
Restaurant/Retail/Transportation
Doug Dorn

Doug Dorn
General Manager
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

 
Vicki Jaramillo

Vicki Jaramillo
Director of Marketing
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA)

 
Mary Ellen Kerber

Mary Ellen Kerber
Director of Commercial Real Estate
Formosa Gardens

 
Fernando Pereira

Fernando Pereira
President
Pegasus Transportation

 
Sports
John Bixler

John Bixler
General Manager
Celebration Golf Club

 
At Large
Marc Reicher

Marc Reicher
Senior Vice President
RIDA Development Corporation

 
Thearon Scurlock

Thearon Scurlock
General Manager
Old Town Kissimmee/JLL

 
Buck Stine

Buck Stine
Business Development & Marketing Manager
Golf Enterprises