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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

Rembert Vonk

Rembert Vonk
Chairman

Mary Ellen Kerber

Mary Ellen Kerber
Chair Elect

Andy Schiavone

Andy Shiavone
Treasurer

Doug Dorn

Doug Dorn
Secretary

Sam Haught

Sam Haught
Past Chairman

Attractions

Jodi Bainter

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

KT

KT Budde-Jones
Promotions Coordinator
Stallion 51

Patrick Glassburn
Director, In-Market Sales
Universal Orlando Resort™

Sam Haught

Sam Haught
Owner
Wild Florida

Swan Tim

Tim Swan
Director of Sales
SeaWorld® Parks & Resorts™ Orlando

Bed Tax Collectors

Sharon Blazer

Sharon Blazer
Director of Sales & Marketing
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South

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

Russ Kraft

Russ Kraft
General Manager
Global Resort Homes

Johann Krieger

Johann Krieger
General Manager
Gaylord Palms

Lizasuain Hector

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

Rene Pereira

René Pereira
Director Sales & Marketing
Park Inn Resort & Conference Center

Andy Schiavone

Andy Schiavone
General Manager
Ramada Gateway Hotel

Rembert Vonk

Rembert Vonk
Owner & General Manager
Excellent Vacation Homes

Civic Leaders

Linda Goodwin

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

DavidBuchheit

David Buchheit
Executive Director
W192 Development Authority

Peggy Chourdry

Peggy Choudhry
County Commissioner, District 1

Don Fisher

Don Fisher
County Manager
Osceola County

Robb Larson

Robb Larson
General Manager
Osceola Heritage Park/SMG

Maladecki Rich

Rich Maladecki
President/CEO
CFHLA

Restaurant/Retail/Transportation

Doug Dorn

Doug Dorn
General Manager
Medieval Times Dinner and 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

Pererira Fernando

Fernando Pereira
President
Pegasus Transportation

Sports

John Bixler

John Bixler
General Manager
Celebration Golf

At Large

Sharon Harley

Sharon Harley
President & CEO
Jeeves Holiday Homes

Marc Reicher

Marc Reicher
Senior Vice President
RIDA Development Corporation

Buck Stine

Buck Stine
Business Development and Marketing Manager
Golf Enterprises