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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 Merrillville

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

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

Christine Cash

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

Nicole Lopez

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

Darnail Lyles

Attorney at Law 
Appointed By: Mayor of Gary


Matthew Maloney

Realtor at Coldwell Banker
Appointed By: Town of Munster

Andy Qunell

President VRQ LLC
Appointed By: Town of Griffith

Chris Rich

Appointed By: Lake County Commissioners

Matthew Schuffert

Vice President and General Manager, Ameristar Casino 
Appointed By: Mayor of East Chicago 

Doug Spencer

Appointed by: Lake County Council

Larry Tucker

Appointed By: Town of Schererville

W. F. Wellman

Appointed By: Lt. Governor 

Ed Welch

Welch's Stop & Shop
Appointed By: Town of St. John

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