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, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
  • 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 Isaac Benton; Albuquerque City Council Representative
  • Sanjay Bhakta; Mayoral Representative
  • Tania Armenta; President & CEO, Visit Albuquerque


  • Leah Black; Executive Director, New Mexico Brewers Guild; Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Representative
  • Scott Cape; Area General Manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton & Marriott Pyramid North
  • Councilor Patrick Davis; Albuquerque City Council Representative
  • José García; General Manager, Albuquerque Convention Center; ACC 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
  • William R. Stafford; Owner, Sadie's of New Mexico

Meetings Schedule:

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town.  

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. at the Visit Albuquerque office business office.  
The November Executive Committee meeting has been cancelled.  

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