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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.

Board Members 

Robert Forster



Appointed By: Town of Munster

Jeffrey Fryzel

Vice Chairman 

Realtor, McColly Real Estate

Appointed By: Town of St. John

Chareice White


Owner Reice Communications

Appointed By: Mayor of Crown Point

John Kiernan



Appointed By: Lake County Council

Paul Anderson

Visitor Center and Store Manager, The Shrine of Christ's Passion

Appointed By: Lake County Commissioners

Brent Brashier

Owner, Doc's Smokehouse and Craft Bar

Appointed By: Town of Dyer

Christine Cash

General Manager, Ramada Inn and Conference Center

Appointed By: Town of Highland

Victor DeMeyer


Appointed By: Town of Munster

Raymundo Garcia

Owner, El Taco Real

Appointed By: Hammond City Council

Nicole Lopez

Special Events Coordinator, City of Hobart

Appointed By: Mayor of Hobart

Darnail Lyles

Attorney at Law 

Appointed By: Mayor of Gary

Andy Qunell

President VRQ LLC

Appointed By: Town of Griffith

Chris Rich


Appointed By: Lake County Commissioners

Michelle Robinson

Owner, Clean Paws Mobile Grooming Salon  

Appointed By: Gary Common Council  

Matthew Schuffert

Senior Vice President, Ameristar Casino 

Appointed By: Mayor of East Chicago 

Doug Spencer

West Environmental Operations Coordinator, US Steel / CEO/Owner, Pier 74 Grill, Cedar Lake

Appointed by: Lake County Council

Larry Tucker

Owner, Arby's Franchise

Appointed By: Town of Schererville

W. F. Wellman


Appointed By: Lt. Governor 

Marty Wielgos

District Manager, Hammond Sanitary District

Appointed By: City of Hammond

Andrew Kyres

Vice President, Business Banking Center Management First Financial Bank, Crown Point


James Magrames


Kopka Pinkus & Dolin, LLC


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