Board of Directors

The Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau (d.b.a. South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority) Board of Directors will meet on the third Thursday of each month at noon unless otherwise noted. The meeting date and time are subject to change. Members will be notified if a change occurs. Executive sessions will be advertised at least 48 hours before the meeting. No outside food or drink is permitted during the meeting.

Past Board Meeting Minutes

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

Salvador "Sal" Espino

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

Shane Evans

Owner, Hobart Art Theater
Appointed By: Mayor of Hobart

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

Darnail Lyles

Attorney at Law 
Appointed By: Mayor of Gary

Deann Patena

President/CEO, Crossroads Chamber
Appointed by: Merrillville Town Council

Kymberli Roberts

General Manager, Hammond Sportsplex
Appointed by: Mayor of Hammond

Matt Schuffert

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

Elliot Segarra

Managing Director, Accenture
Appointed by: Lake County Commissioners

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