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.


2024 Visit Bellevue Advisory Board Members

Advisory Board Chairman     
Ron Hofilena  Board of Directors   Bellevue Convention Center Authority 
Lodging Representatives     
David Nadelman  General Manager & Area VP Hyatt Regency Bellevue 
Caroline Dermarkarian General Manager  Marriott Seattle Bellevue 
Rocky Rosenbach  General Manager  Courtyard by Marriott 
Kate Hudson Director of Sales  Residence Inn Bellevue 
Bryan Palmese General Manager Bellevue Club Hotel
Attractions Representatives      
Kate Cosprowiak-Scher Executive Director 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 Washbern General Manager REI Co-op
Stephanie Heick VP Marketing Marketplace @ Factoria Kimco Corp
Dining/Culinary Representatives      
Whitney Twede Events Director El Gaucho Bellevue
Erin James Marketing & Media Manager Ascend Hospitality Group
Claire Sumadiwirya Owner Belden Café
Community Representatives      
Heather Trescases  Principal & Founder  Figure8 Consulting, LLC 
Sandy Vo Marketing & Communications 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 
Arts & Culture     
Lorie Hoffman Community Arts Manager City of Bellevue 
Tourism Promotion Area    
Lizzette Flores TPA Administrator & Cultural Tourism City of Bellevue
Jerry Rice Advisor Hub International Northwest
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