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2020 Visit Fort Wayne Board of Directors

The Board of Directors in 2019. FRONT ROW (Left to Right): Rob Evans, Holiday Inn at Purdue Fort Wayne; Noelle Robinson, Club Soda; Melissa Schenkel, STAR Financial; Dawn Rosemond, Barnes and Thornburg; Irene Walters, Civic Leader; Russ Jehl, Fort Wayne City Council; Greta Southard, Allen County Public Library; Mike Nutter, TinCaps

BACK ROW (Left to Right): Kelly Updike, Embassy Theatre; John Perlich, City of Fort Wayne; Gary Shearer, Physicians Health Plan; Jim Anderson, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo; Randy Brown, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum; Mike Mushett, Turnstone; Nelson Peters, Allen County Commissioner; Bart Shaw, Grand Wayne Convention Center; Mac Parker, Olive B. Cole Foundation; Paris McFarthing, Hop River Brewing Company; Tim Hall, Don Hall’s Guesthouse

NOT PICTURED: Tim Beere, DeBrand Fine Chocolates; Joel Benz, Allen County Council; Danette Fitzgerald, Parkview Health; Lisa Starks, Barnes and Thornburg

Visit Fort Wayne Board of Directors

Board Chairperson

Kelly Updike
Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

Vice Chairperson

Rob Evans
Holiday Inn at PFW and the Memorial Coliseum

Secretary

Melissa Schenkel
STAR Financial Bank

Treasurer

Mike Mushett
Turnstone

Directors

Tim Beere, DeBrand Fine Chocolates
Joel Benz, Allen County Council
Randy Brown, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Terese Brown, Allen County Commissioner
Tim Hall, Don Hall's Guesthouse
Russ Jehl, Fort Wayne City Council
Paris McFarthing, Hop River Brewing Company
Mike Nutter, Fort Wayne TinCaps
Mac Parker, Olive B. Cole Foundation
John Perlich, City of Fort Wayne
Rick Schuiteman, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo 
Bart Shaw, Grand Wayne Convention Center
Gary Shearer, PHP
Lisa Starks, Barnes & Thornburg
Irene Walters, Civic Leader
Curt Witcher, Allen County Public Library

Board Chairpersons

Kelly Updike (2021- )
Danette Fitzgerald (2018-2020)
Mike Nutter (2016-2017)
Gary Shearer (2014-2015)
Tim Beere (2012-2013)
Jim Anderson (2010-2012)
Vince Robinson, INK Newspapers (2008-2009)
Laura Rhoades, Comcast (2006-2007)
David Waymire, Holiday Inn (2003-2005)
John Gerni, Lincoln Financial Group (2001-2002)
Al Jones, Glenbrook Square (1999-2000)
Tom Borne, Asher Agency (1997-1998)
David Bobilya, Pizza Hut (1994-1996)
Paul Seybert, NIPSCO (1993)