Visit Fort Worth Announces New Board of Directors Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarah Covington AssistantDirector of PR sarahcovington@fortworth.com VISIT FORT WORTH ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS Six new voting members were appointed to serve three-year terms FORT WORTH, TEXAS (October 26, 2021) - Visit Fort Worth announced new voting members of its Board of Directors: Robert Ahdieh, Dean of the Texas A&M University School of Law   The Honorable Elizabeth Beck, Fort Worth City Council District 9  Jessica Miller Essl, Co-President, M2G Ventures   The Honorable Carlos Flores, Fort Worth City Council District 2  Drew Hayden, General Manager of The Worthington Renaissance Hotel  Ronny Korb, Charter President of Pinnacle Bank     Members serve three-year terms. Flores and Hayden will also serve on the Executive Committee. The following were appointed as non-voting ex officio members of the Board:  Sultan Cole, Chairman of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce   Rob Ramage, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Texas Motor Speedway   Ashley Sansalone, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Kimpton Harper Hotel   Gerry Schlegel, President of LKCM Radio Group     Sansalone also serves as chair of the Visit Fort Worth Sales Committee. Schlegel is chair of Hear Fort Worth, the initiative promoting local music performance and production.  Officers for fiscal year 2022 are:  Chairman Mark Nurdin, Bank of Texas  Immediate Past Chairman Rosa Navejar, The Rios Group  Vice Chairman Brian Newby, Cantey Hanger  Secretary/Treasurer John Yeung, Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel   “This is an important time to help guide our growing tourism industry. I appreciate the time and expertise of my fellow Board members. It’s critical for jobs, local business and our long-term growth,” said Mark Nurdin, chairman of the Board and president of Bank of Texas Fort Worth Region.  There are 19 voting members of the Board and 23 non-voting ex officio members. Ex officio members include committee chairs for the Visit Fort Worth Marketing Committee, Visit Fort Worth Sales Committee, Fort Worth Sports Commission, Fort Worth Film Commission, Hear Fort Worth, and the presidents of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. A full list of the Board of Directors with portraits is available here.   ###…

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