Advisory Board

The Visit Bellevue Advisory Board is comprised of stakeholder organizations (hotel properties, restaurants, cultural arts organizations, retailers, City of Bellevue staff and others). The Advisory Board works to provide input on key Visit Bellevue programs and provides strategic guidance to the Bellevue Convention Center Authority.


2021 Visit Bellevue Advisory Board Members

Advisory Board Chairman     
Ron Hofilena  Board of Directors   Bellevue Convention Center Authority 
Lodging Representatives     
Lance Marrin  General Manager  Hyatt Regency Bellevue 
Peter DiOrio General Manager  AC Hotel Bellevue 
Rocky Rosenbach  General Manager  Courtyard by Marriott 
Michelle Wells  Director of Sales  Embassy Suites by Hilton 

Rachel Blake      

General Manager Hilton Garden Inn
Attractions Representatives      
Emilie Smith  Marketing Manager  Bellevue Arts Museum 
Putter Bert President & CEO KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Chris Weaver Director of Sales Forum Social House
Retail Representatives     
Jennifer Leavitt  VP Marketing  The Bellevue Collection 
Alison Washburn  Store Manager  REI Co-Op 
Stephanie Jiang Marketing Director The Shops at Bravern
Dining/Culinary Representatives      
Anna Meindersee  Events Coordinator  Fire & Vine Restaurant Group 
Claire Sumadiwirya Owner Belden Café
Community Representatives      
Heather Trescases  Principal & Founder  Figure8 Consulting, LLC 
Apryl Battin  Director of Marketing & Partnerships  Bellevue Downtown Association 
Joe Fain President Bellevue Chamber of Commerce 
Jesse Canedo  Chief Economic Development Officer  City of Bellevue 
Colin Walker  Marketing Administrator  City of Bellevue, Parks & Community Services 
Scott MacDonald Community Arts Manager City of Bellevue 
Tim Carr CEO - BCCA  


Advisory Board Application

The Visit Bellevue Advisory Board is an advising body who meet Bi-Monthly, are appointed annually by the BCCA Board of Directors, and bring unique knowledge and skills to help guide Visit Bellevue. Read More