ALBUQUERQUE – The Visit Albuquerque (Visit Albuquerque) is pleased to announce the Board of Directors for the fiscal year 2008-2009. The new board was elected by a unanimous vote at the 2008 Visit Albuquerque Annual Luncheon.
Leading the Board of Directors is native New Mexican, Pam Bazant-Jung, President of Heritage Hotels & Resorts. Bazant-Jung has overseen more than $30 million in construction projects. These projects include the transformation of franchised hotel properties such as Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Lodge at Santa Fe, and Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces into independent, authentic and culturally distinct hotels. Pam also oversees the branding initiatives that have made Heritage Hotels & Resorts one of the most recognized companies in the Southwest.
Bazant-Jung has been an Visit Albuquerque board member since 2004 and works with overseeing the progress for Albuquerque’s Destination Master Plan.
Newly elected and Returning Board Members Include:
Accommodations Representatives
Karl Holme, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Adrian Perez, Executive Vice President, Heritage Hotels and Resorts
Non-Accommodations Tourism Industry Related Representatives
Scott Appelman, President, Rainbow Ryders Inc.™ - Hot Air Balloon Company
Sally Lane, Co-Owner, Destination Southwest
General Business Representatives
Milt McConnell, Albuquerque Market Manager, Citadel Broadcasting
Steve Paternoster, Owner, Scalo Northern Italian Grill