Visit Albuquerque is honored to have a distinguished and dedicated board of directors. 

Annual Call for Nominations

As a partner of Visit Albuquerque, you are encouraged to actively determine the board leadership of this organization by participating in the annual selection of nominees for our Board of Directors.  At our Annual Membership Meeting on September 29, 2020, we will elect a slate of nominees for fiscal year 2021. 

CLICK HERE for a detailed memo from our Board Chair about the process.

CLICK HERE for the Nominations Form.  Deadline for form submission is August 21, 2020.


Executive Committee:

  • Cainan Harris, Chair; General Manager, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
  • Richard Holcomb, Chair-Elect; Founder, CliffDweller Digital
  • Jim Gay, Immediate Past-Chair; Regional Director, New Mexico Sports & Wellness
  • Adrian Montoya, Secretary/Treasurer; General Manager, Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
  • Councilor Isaac Benton: Albuquerque City Council Representative
  • Sanjay Bhakta; Mayoral Representative
  • Bob Murphy; Executive Director, Economic Forum of Albuquerque
  • Tania Armenta; President & CEO, Visit Albuquerque


  • Heather Arnold; Co-Owner, Routes Bicycles Tours & Rentals
  • Councilor Cynthia Borrego; Albuquerque City Council Representative
  • Mike Canfield; President & CEO, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • José García; General Manager, Albuquerque Convention Center; ACC Representative
  • Steve Grant; Owner, Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfast
  • Jesse Herron; Owner, Painted Lady Bed & Brew; Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Representative
  • Karl Holme, General Manager, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque; Greater Albuquerque Hotel & Lodging Association Representative
  • Laura Kesselman; President, Kesselman-Jones, Inc.
  • Damen Kompanowski; General Manager, Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
  • Rebecca Plutino; General Manager, Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

Meetings Schedule:

Due to public health restrictions, Board & Executive Committee meetings will be held by video conference call until further notice. 

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2020; time TBA.  This meeting will immediately follow the Visit Albuquerque Virtual Annual Meeting.

Executive Committee meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at 8:30 - 9:30 am.
The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Meeting agendas are available three business days prior to the scheduled meeting date from our business office. 

Please contact Janice Pomeroy at or 505-222-4301 for Board meeting information.

The public is welcome to attend.