Board & Advisory Council

Board of Directors

Vicky Thinnes (Past Chair)

Millennium Restaurant Group

Clarence Lloyd (Chair)

Southwest Michigan First

Joy Underwood (Vice Chair)

Staybridge Suites

Troy Thrash (Secretary)

Air Zoo

Dave Beysiegel (Treasurer)

The Moors Golf Club

John Liberty

West Michigan Beer Tours

Anant (Andy) Patel

Candlewood Suites

Craig Davies

Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites

Veronica McKissack

Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners

Kara Wood

Western Michigan University

Jane Ghosh

Discover Kalamazoo

Advisory Council

Lisa Brayton

Portage City Council

Kristen Chesak

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

Cherri Emery

Cherri’s Chocolart

Ken Fischang

Gilmore Car Museum

John Liberty

West Michigan Beer Tours

Bill McElhone

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Kenny Nichols

Henry Ford College

Lisa Panich

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Becca Shemberger

Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center

Carla Sones

Southwest Michigan First

Pierre van der Westhuizen

The Gilmore

Jeanne Hess

Kalamazoo City Commission

Stephanie Hinman

Kalamazoo State Theatre

Bill Johnson

Gull Lake View Golf Club

Mike Klok

Stuffed Brain Studio

Dani Lewis

Black Arts and Cultural Center

Rob Pennock

Miller Auditorium

David Rachowicz

Kalamazoo County Parks & Expo Center

Sterling Riethman

Bell's Brewing Co.

Brad Schmitz

Holiday Inn & Suites Kalamazoo West

Matt Schuster

Public Media Network

Craig Williams

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Intl. Airport

Jackie Koney

Vicksburg Mill Project

Members of Discover Kalamazoo's Board of Directors also serve on the Advisory Council

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!