About Visit Baltimore


Mission Statement

Visit Baltimore generates economic benefits for Baltimore City through the attraction of convention, group and leisure visitors, and works to provide a positive experience for all guests.

Visit Baltimore is the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Baltimore. Established in 1982, we are a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation.

Visit Baltimore serves as the liaison between customers and stakeholders. Customers include meeting planners, tour operators, individual tourists and media. Stakeholders include government, citizens and member organizations. Member organizations represented include lodging, dining, arts, attractions, shopping, transportation, associations and government agencies.

Visit Baltimore helps generate economic benefits for the Greater Baltimore region through the power of collaboration and partnership.

Visit Baltimore inspires people to visit our great destination and to experience the products and services offered by our stakeholders.

Visit Baltimore provides stakeholders with the necessary tools and information to make their products and services competitive in the marketplace.

Our vision is for all stakeholders and citizens of Greater Baltimore to support the local tourism industry because they understand how the economic benefits generated - jobs and revenues - improve their quality of life.


Visit Baltimore Executive Staff

Al Hutchinson

President and CEO

Charles H. Jeffers II

Chief Operating Officer

Sarah Schaffer

Chief Marketing Officer

Craig D. Vay

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Bon Whiting

Vice President of Membership and Development

Dustin Arnheim

Vice President of Convention Sales and Services

Directors of the 2018-2019 Baltimore Convention & Tourism Board 

John Frisch

Chair, Emeritus, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Margot Amelia

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer National Aquarium

Kirby Fowler

President, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

Frank Remesch

General Manager, Royal Farms Arena

Greg Bader

Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Baltimore Orioles

Michael Frenz

Executive Director, Maryland Stadium Authority

Onahlea Shimunek

General Manager, Lord Baltimore Hotel

Michael Barrett

Regional Vice President, Centerplate

Donald Fry

President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee

Alex Smith

Owner, Atlas Restaurant Group

Greg Brown

General Manager, Hilton Baltimore

Delegate Keith Haynes

44th District

Carolyn Mozell

Deputy Chief of Staff for Neighborhood Development, Office of the Mayor

Erin Chamberlin

Sr. VP & General Manager, Horseshoe Casino

J. Howard Henderson

Principal, Henderson Advisory Group LLC

Ricky Smith

Executive Director/CEO, Maryland Department of Transportation

Colin Tarbet

President & CEO, Baltimore Development Corporation

Juan Webster

General Manager at Montage International - Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Marcus Stephens

Executive Creative Director, Plank Industries

Peggy Daidakis

Executive Director, Baltimore Convention Center

Al Hutchinson

President & CEO, Visit Baltimore

Chuck Tildon

Vice President of Government Affairs and Chief of Staff, University of maryland Medical Center

Chris Madoo

General Manager, Renaissance Harborplace Hotel

Alison Jones

General Manager, Days Inn Inner Harbor

Terry Donahue

General Manager, Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Wanda Draper

Community Leader

Shawn King

Director of Design – OUR HOUSE, Under Armour

Jerry Edwards

President and Corporate Chef, Chef's Expression

Donna Marquez

General Manager, Hyatt Regency Baltimore

Vanessa A. Finney

President, Quercus Management, Executive Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show

Eleni Monios

Group VP & Mid-Atlantic Market Manager, M&T Bank

Tony Foreman

Owner, Foreman Wolf





Steve Bers

Whiteford, Taylor
& Preston

Elena DiPietro

Chief Solicitor, General Counsel
Baltimore City Law Department



(t/a “The Baltimore Convention & Tourism Board”)



The current schedule for 2019 meetings of the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Convention & Tourism Board is as follows:

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Baltimore Convention Center,
400 East Pratt Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at 12:00 p.m., noon, in the Visit Baltimore offices located at 400 East Pratt Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Lunch will be served.

If you are interested in hosting one of the above meetings please contact Deborah W. Ivory at 410-659-7033 or [email protected].

Board meetings may be closed from time to time if and as permitted in accordance with the Maryland Open Meetings Act.