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.

Please be advised the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority sent Public Notice Concerning Additional Appropriations. The documents linked below contain the following: 

  1. Fund name and number 
  2. Categorical breakdown of the proposed additional appropriation for each fund and 
  3. The total of the proposed additional appropriation for each fund 

The meeting took place during the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on July 15, 2021 at noon at the Indiana Welcome Center located at 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond. Prior to the meeting, the Board of Directors met in executive session at 11:00 a.m. in pursuant to I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(2)(B) and I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(6)(A).

Public Notice of Additional Appropriation documents

Board Members

Andy Qunell

President, VRQ LLC
Appointed By: Lt. Governor 

Brent Brashier

Vice Chairman 
Owner, Doc's Smokehouse and Craft Bar
Appointed By: Town of Dyer

Chareice White

Owner, Reice Communications
Appointed By: Mayor of Crown Point

Matthew Maloney

​Realtor, Keller Williams
Appointed By: Town of Munster

Taryl Bonds

Executive Director, Gary Housing Authority
Appointed By: Gary Common Council


John Bushemi

Attorney, Burke Costanza & Carberry
Appointed By: Town of Schererville

Christine Cash

General Manager, Ramada by Wyndham Hammond Hotel & Conference Center
Appointed By: Town of Highland

Tom Dabertin

President/Managing Partner, Shared Resource Solutions, Inc.
Appointed By: Mayor of Hammond

Salvador "Sal" Espino

Business Manager, Plumbers Local 210
Appointed By: Lake County Council

Bernard Grisolia 

Owner, Emerald Green Restaurant at The Lost Marsh Golf Course
Appointed By: Hammond Common Council

Peter Klideris

Owner, Theo's Dining Group
Appointed By: Town of St. John

Fred Koegel

Appointed By: Lake County Commissioners

Nicole Lopez

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

Darnail Lyles

Attorney at Law 
Appointed By: Mayor of Gary

Patrick Reardon

Merrillville Town Manager
Appointed by: Merrillville Town Council

Matt Schuffert

President, Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
Appointed by: Town of Griffith

Doug Spencer

Appointed by: Lake County Council

Terry Velligan

General Manager, United Bridge Partners
Appointed By: Mayor of East Chicago


Andrew Kyres

City of Crown Point Council Member

Scott McClure

Rhame Elwood & McClure