Board of Directors

Posted on January 27, 2020

The Visit Baltimore Education & Training Foundation, Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors, providing oversight of its scholarship programs and fundraising efforts as well as input as to its strategic direction.


Executive Staff

J'aime Drayton
Executive Director
Visit Baltimore Education & Training Foundation


Board of Directors

Jerry Edwards, CPCE
President and Corporate Chef, Chef's Expressions

Al Hutchinson
President & CEO, Visit Baltimore

Eleni Monois
Group Vice-President and Business Banking Marketing Manager, M&T Bank

John Frisch
Executive Leadership Coach, Shawan Leadership

Michael Barrett
Regional Vice-President, Centerplate at the Baltimore Convention Center

Gregory Brown
Co-Owner, The Land of Kush

Peggy Daidakis
Executive Director, Baltimore Convention Center

Helene Kahn
Director of Community Growth, Thread

Dawn Kirstaetter
Vice President for Strategic Partnerships & Advancement, Baltimore City Community College

Alex Smith
Owner, Atlas Restaurant Group

Joya Dortch, CMP
Director of Food and Beverage, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

Allison Burr-Livingston
Vice-President of Development, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Talib Horne
Director, Annie E. Casey Foundation

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The Visit Baltimore Education & Training Foundation is an independent, 501 (c) (3) public charity. Anyone can donate to the Foundation to further the goal of helping Baltimore’s tourism community grow and thrive.