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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
Chairman
Retired
Appointed By: Town of Munster
 

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

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

John Kiernan
Treasurer
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
Consultant
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
Retired
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
Retired
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
Parliamentarian
 

James Magrames
Attorney
Kopka Pinkus & Dolin, LLC

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