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2022 Visit Fort Wayne Board of Directors

The Board of Directors in 2022. FRONT ROW (Left to Right): Russ Jehl, Fort Wayne City Council; Melissa Schenkel, STAR Financial Bank; Kelly Updike, Embassy Theatre; Mike Nutter, Fort Wayne TinCaps; Susan Baier, Allen County Public Library; Mike Mushett, Turnstone. BACK ROW (Left to Right:) Paris McFarthing, Hop River Brewing; Bart Shaw, Grand Wayne Convention Center; Sheila Curry-Campbell, Allen County Council; Therese Brown, Allen County Commissioner; Tim Hall, Fort Wayne Outfitters; Rick Schuiteman, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. 

NOT PICTURED: Tim Beere, DeBrand Fine Chocolates; Danette Fitzgerald, Parkview Health; Mark Luttik, Hilton Fort Wayne; Mac Parker, Olive B. Cole Foundation; John Perlich, City of Fort Wayne; Gary Shearer, PHP; Lisa Starks, Barnes and Thornburg; Irene Walters, Civic Leader. 

Visit Fort Wayne Board of Directors

Board Chairperson

Kelly Updike
Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

Vice Chairperson

Rob Evans
Blue Flame Hospitality

Secretary

Melissa Schenkel
STAR Financial Bank

Treasurer

Mark Luttik
Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center

Directors

Susan Baier, Allen County Public Library
Tim Beere, DeBrand Fine Chocolates
Therese Brown, Allen County Commissioner
Sheila Curry-Campbell, Allen County Council
Tim Hall, Don Hall's
Russ Jehl, Fort Wayne City Council
Paris McFarthing, Hop River Brewing Company
Mike Mushett, Turnstone
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

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)