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MD Tourism Development Board


Guide activities to develop and market the state as a destination.  Created in 1993, the 24 member board is appointed by the Governor and includes hospitality industry executives from attraction, retail, food service, transportation and lodging sectors.


Greg Shockley, Chairman

Owner, Shenanigan’s Irish Pub

David Meloy, Secretary & Treasurer

President, Merit Hotel Group

John Astle

Senator, District 30

Paul J. Bales

Owner, The Crossing as Casey Jones Restaurant

Wendell R. Beitzel

Delegate, District 1A

Connie Del Signore

President & CEO, Annapolis & Anne Arundel County CVB

Debbi Dodson

Director, Talbot County Office of Tourism

Anne Marie Doory

Delegate, District 34

John Fieseler

Executive Director, Tourism Council Frederick Co, Inc.

Jennie M. Forehand

Senator, District 17

Michael E. Haynie

Vice President & Managing Director, Tremont Suite Hotels

Nancy Jacobs

Senator, District 34

Gary Jobson

Jobson Sailing, Inc/ESPN Commentator

Peggy Maher

Vice President Sales, Veolia Transportation

James N. Mathias

Delegate, District 38B

Linda M. Norman

General Manager, Hilton, Baltimore Convention Center

Samuel J. Parker, Jr.

Chairman, Prince George’s County Planning Board

Khaled Said

Vice President, Operations, Northstar Hotel Management

Christopher S. Schardt     

Senior General Manager, Harborplace & The Gallery

Kathleen Cloyd Sher

Deputy Director of External Affairs, National Aquarium in Baltimore

Matthew M. Taylor

Executive Director, Adventure Sports Center International

Andrew L. Vick

Executive Director, Allegany Arts Council

Executive Directors Council

Dr. Kevin Atticks

Executive Director, Maryland Wineries Association

Deborah Carter

Executive Director, Maryland Association of Campgrounds

Paul Hartgen

President & CEO, Restaurant Association of Maryland

Joseph P. Lespier

President, Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association

Lisa Mason-Chaney

President, Maryland Association of History Museums

Mary Jo McCulloch

President, Maryland Tourism Council

Roslyn Racanello

Co-Chair, Maryland Coalition of Heritage Areas

Thomas S. Saquella

President, Maryland Retailers Association

Deborah Travers

Chair, Maryland Destination Marketing Organizations

Jane Springer

Executive Director, Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association

Melvin R. Thompson

Vice President, Government Relations, Restaurant Association of Maryland

Coleen West

Chair, Community Arts Alliance of Maryland, Howard County Arts Council

Susan Zellers

Marine Trades Association of Maryland

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