Board of Directors

The Lake County CVB/South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors meet on the third Thursday of each month at noon at the Indiana Welcome Center's Conference Room at 7770 Corinne Dr., Hammond. A change in location or date/time will be posted at the Indiana Welcome Center at least 48 hours in advance. Please call 219-989-7770 with any questions.

Board Members

Robert Forster
Appointed By: Town of Munster

Jeffrey Fryzel
Vice Chairman 
Realtor, McColly Real Estate
Appointed By: Town of St. John

Chareice White
Community & Public Relations Director, Majestic Star & Fitzgerald's Casinos & Hotel
Appointed By: Mayor of Crown Point

John Kiernan
President, Calumet Brewery
Appointed By: Lake County Council

Paul Anderson
Visitor Center and Store Manager, The Shrine of Christ's Passion
Appointed By: Lake County Commissioners

Brent Brashier
Owner, Doc's Smokehouse and Craft Bar
Appointed By: Town of Dyer

Christine Cash
General Manager, Ramada Inn and Conference Center
Appointed By: Town of Highland

Victor DeMeyer
Appointed By: Town of Munster

Raymundo Garcia
Owner, El Taco Real
Appointed By: Hammond City Council

Nicole Lopez
Special Events Coordinator, City of Hobart
Appointed By: Mayor of Hobart

Darnail Lyles
Attorney at Law 
Appointed By: Mayor of Gary

Andy Qunell
President VRQ LLC
Appointed By: Town of Griffith

Chris Rich
Appointed By: Lake County Commissioners

Michelle Robinson
Owner, Clean Paws Mobile Grooming Salon  
Appointed By: Gary Common Council  

Matthew Schuffert
Senior Vice President, Ameristar Casino 
Appointed By: Mayor of East Chicago 

Doug Spencer
West Environmental Operations Coordinator, US Steel / CEO/Owner, Pier 74 Grill, Cedar Lake
Appointed by: Lake County Council

Larry Tucker
Owner, Arby's Franchise
Appointed By: Town of Schererville

W. F. Wellman
Appointed By: Lt. Governor 

Marty Wielgos
District Manager, Hammond Sanitary District
Appointed By: City of Hammond

Andrew Kyres
Vice President, Business Banking Center Management First Financial Bank, Crown Point

James Magrames
Kopka Pinkus & Dolin, LLC

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