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 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 meets Bi-Monthly to provide input on key Visit Bellevue programs and provides strategic guidance to the Bellevue Convention Center Authority.


2019-2020 Members

Advisory Board Chairman     
Ron Hofilena  Board of Directors   Bellevue Convention Center Authority 
Lodging Representatives     
Lance Marrin  General Manager  Hyatt Regency Bellevue 
Danielle Anderson  General Manager  AC Hotel Bellevue 
Rocky Rosenbach  General Manager  Courtyard by Marriott 
Michelle Wells  Director of Sales  Embassy Suites by Hilton 
Attractions Representatives      
Emilie Smith  Marketing Manager  Bellevue Arts Museum 
Retail Representatives     
Jennifer Leavitt  VP Marketing  The Bellevue Collection 
Alison Washburn  Store Manager  REI Co-Op 
Dining/Culinary Representatives      
David Yusen  Business Development Manager  Heavy Restaurant Group 
Anna Meindersee  Events Coordinator  Fire & Vine Restaurant Group 
Community Representatives      
Heather Trescases  Principal & Founder  Figure8 Consulting, LLC 
Apryl Battin  Director of Marketing & Partnerships  Bellevue Downtown Association 
Jesse Canedo  Chief Economic Development Officer  City of Bellevue 
Colin Walker  Marketing Administrator  City of Bellevue, Parks & Community Services 
Putter Bert  President & CEO  KidsQuest Children's Museum 


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