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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.

Upcoming Meetings

The Board of Directors will meet on January 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CDT. The meeting will take place at the Gary SouthShore RailCats stadium. For inquiries about the Board of Directors meeting please contact Erika Dahl at

Board Members

Andy Qunell

President, VRQ LLC
Appointed By: Town of Griffith

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

Nicole Lopez

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

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

Tom Dabertin

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

Jahnae Erpenbach 

General Manager, Majestic Star Casino
Appointed By: Gary Common Council

Bernard Grisolia 

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

Darnail Lyles

Attorney at Law 
Appointed By: Mayor of Gary

Matthew Maloney

Realtor, Keller Williams
Appointed By: Town of Munster

Chris Rich

Appointed By: Lake County Commissioners

Kyle Ropac

Co-Owner of Jak's Warehouse
Appointed By: Lake County Council

Matthew Schuffert

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

Doug Spencer

Appointed by: Lake County Council


Bridget Streck

General Manager Woodspring Suites
Appointed by: Merrillville Town Council

Larry Tucker

Appointed By: Town of Schererville

Ed Welch

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

W. F. Wellman

Appointed By: Lt. Governor 

Andrew Kyres

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

James Magrames

Kopka Pinkus & Dolin, LLC