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


Executive Committee:

  • Heather Arnold, Chair; Co-Owner, Routes Bicycles Tours & Rentals
  • Cainan Harris, Immediate Past Chair; VP of Operations Heritage Hotels & General Manager, The Clyde Hotel
  • Deepesh Kholwadwala, Chair-Elect; Owner & President/CEO, Sun Capital Hotels
  • Michael Canfield, Secretary/Treasurer; President & CEO, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Indian Pueblos Marketing
  • Christine Pauley; Director of Meetings & Conferences, American Society of Radiologic Technologists
  • Councilor Renee Grout; Albuquerque City Council Representative
  • Sanjay Bhakta; Mayoral Representative
  • Tania Armenta; President & CEO, Visit Albuquerque


  • Leah Black; Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Representative
  • Scott Cape; Area General Manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton & Marriott Pyramid North
  • Councilor Renee Grout; Albuquerque City Council Representative
  • Tom Garrity; President, The Garrity Group Public Relations
  • Jim Gay; Regional Director, New Mexico Sports & Wellness
  • Steve Grant; Owner, Downtown Historic Corporate Housing
  • Karl Holme; General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton; Greater Albuquerque Hotel & Lodging Association Representative
  • Damen Kompanowski; General Manager, Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
  • Ray Roa; General Manager, Albuquerque Convention Center; ACC Representative
  • Councilor Louie Sanchez; Albuquerque City Council Representative
  • William R. Stafford; Owner, Sadie's of New Mexico

Meetings Schedule:

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 2:30 pm at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The next Executive Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 8:30 am at the Visit Albuquerque Office..  

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