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


Executive Committee:

  • Michael Canfield, Chair; President & CEO, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Indian Pueblos Marketing
  • Deepesh Kholwadwala, Immediate Past Chair; Owner & President/CEO, Sun Capital Hotels
  • Ben Abruzzo, Chair-Elect; President, Sandia Peak Tramway
  • Christine Pauley; Director of Meetings & Conferences, American Society of Radiologic Technologists
  • Councilor Renee Grout; Albuquerque City Council Representative
  • Dr. Samantha Sengel; Mayoral Representative
  • Tania Armenta; President & CEO, Visit Albuquerque


  • Councilor Isaac Benton; Albuquerque City Council Representative
  • Tom Garrity; President, The Garrity Group Public Relations
  • Steve Grant; Owner, Downtown Historic Corporate Housing
  • Cainan Harris; VP of Operations Heritage Hotels 
  • Karl Holme; Greater Albuquerque Hotel & Lodging Association Representative
  • Damian Kirson; General Manager, Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Co.
  • Damen Kompanowski; General Manager, Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
  • Ray Roa; General Manager, Albuquerque Convention Center; ACC Representative
  • William R. Stafford; Owner, Sadie's of New Mexico
  • Vacant; Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Representative

Meetings Schedule:

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26th at 11:30 a.m. at Los Poblanos.

The next Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd at 11:30 am at the Visit Albuquerque Office. 

Meeting agendas are available three business days prior to the scheduled meeting date.  Please contact Susie Ross at or 505-222-4301 for Board meeting information.  The public is welcome to attend.