Board & Advisory Council

2023 Board of Directors

Members of Discover Kalamazoo's Board of Directors also serve on the Advisory Council
Troy Thrash (Chair)

Air Zoo

Clarence Lloyd (Past Chair)

The Chamber at Southwest Michigan First

Jeff Breneman (Vice Chair)

Western Michigan University

Amy Luce (Secretary)

Kalamazoo House Bed & Breakfast

Dave Beysiegel (Treasurer)

The Moors Golf Club

Craig Davies

Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites

Sterling Riethman

Bell's Brewery

Joy Underwood

Staybridge Suites

Andy Wenzel


Abigail Wheeler

Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners

Jane Ghosh

Discover Kalamazoo

2023 Advisory Council

Deb Droppers

Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center

Kimberly Earnshaw

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Cherri Emery

Cherri’s Chocolart

Ken Fischang

Gilmore Car Museum

Tracy Hall

OutFront Kalamazoo

Jeanne Hess

Kalamazoo City Commission

Stephanie Hinman

Kalamazoo State Theatre

Kathleen Hoyle

Portage Parks and Recreation

Bill Johnson

Gull Lake View Golf Resort

Jackie Koney

The Mill at Vicksburg

Tracey Lawie

Miller Auditorium

Danielle Lewis

Black Arts and Cultural Center

Kristie May


Lisa Panich

Kalamazoo Nature Center

David Rachowicz

Kalamazoo County Parks & Expo Center

Ida Salas

La Familia

Brad Schmitz

Hilton Garden Inn

Carla Sones

Southwest Michigan First

Pierre van der Westhuizen

Gilmore Piano Festival

Craig Williams

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Intl. Airport

Justin Wendzel

Gull Meadow Farms

Megan Zielke

Vintage in the Zoo

Connect With Our Team Jane Ghosh President and CEO Jennie Cook V.P. of Administration & Operations 

As the organization charged with promoting Kalamazoo County to visitors, we’re looking for people who share our love and passion for this community!