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Board of Directors

Part of what makes Visit Durango unique is the direct connection it has to local stakeholders. The organization is fortunate to have input and guidance from local community members across different industries who serve on the board of directors. Visit Durango's Board of Directors represent different sectors from the tourism industry.

For questions, comments, or feedback, please contact board@durango.org.

Board Officers

Brian Lundstrom

Chair | Special Events & Entertainment Sector

Director of Sales, Sky Ute Casino

Jenny Roberts

Vice Chair | Lodging and Hospitality

General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites

Amber Andrew

Secretary | Special Lodging Sector

General Manager & Events Director, The Black Diamond Lodge

Cristina Della Grave

Treasurer | Retail Sector

Owner, Twilight Toys

In addition to the board officers, the Visit Durango board includes members with expertise across key tourism industries.

Sector Representatives

Matt Salka

La Plata County

Tom Sluis

City of Durango

Director | Media and Community Engagement

Dr. Ishani Banerji

Higher Education

Assistant Professor | Fort Lewis, School of Business Administration

Dave Rathbun

Purgatory Resort

General Manager, Purgatory Resort

Carrie Whitley

Railroad Attractions

Sales, Business Development for Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Ken Stone

At Large Sector

Marketing Director, Durango Hot Springs Resort & Spa

Lisa Schwantes

Transportation Sector

Southwest Regional Communications Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation

Emmy GreyEyes

Outdoor Recreation Sector

Owner and Operator, Bears Ranch

Cory Pillen

Arts & Culture Sector

Director, Center of Southwest Studies

Andrew Scarborough

Agritourism & Heritage Sector

Director of Operations / Owner, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers

Board Meetings

Visit Durango is a public organization funded by City and County Lodgers Tax. Therefore, all Board Meetings and Board Retreats are open to the public. Below, you will find the 2023 Board Meeting and Retreat schedule. All meetings are currently held via Zoom.

Board Minutes Available Here

  • January 26: 10am-12pm - Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Zoom
  • February 23: 10am-12pm -Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites- Zoom
  • March 23: 10am-12pm -Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Zoom
  • April 11: 9am-5pm (Board Retreat) - Sky Ute Casino & Resort
  • May 25: 10am-12pm - Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Zoom
  • June 22: 10am-12pm - Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites- Zoom
  • July 27: 10am-12pm - Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Zoom
  • August 24: 10am-12pm - Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Zoom
  • September 21: 10am-12pm - Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Zoom
  • October 26: 10am-12pm - Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Zoom
  • November 16: 10am-12pm - Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Zoom
  • December 21: 10am-12pm - Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Zoom