WTA Leadership


The WTA Board of Directors represents industry stakeholders who have invested in past statewide tourism marketing and industry advocacy efforts, and may also have direct investment in, or concern for, Washington State Tourism programs. The WTA Board of Directors includes:

Executive Committee Members

  • Cheryl Kilday, Board Chair
  • Andy Olsen, Vice Chair
  • Skip Thompson, Secretary
  • John Bookwalter, Treasurer
  • Kevin Clark, Past Chair
  • David Blandford, Communications Chair
  • Shiloh Schauer, Legislative Chair

Board of Directors Full List

  • Antony Anton, Washington Hospitality Association, Restaurants Representative
  • Kimberly Bennett, Visit Vancouver USA , Southwest Representative
  • Marc Berejka, REI, Retail Representative
  • David Blandford, Visit Seattle, At-Large Representative
  • John Bookwalter, Bookwalter Winery, At-Large Representative
  • Bennish Brown, Travel Tacoma and Pierce County, South Puget Sound Regional Representative
  • Tom Campbell, Campell’s Resort, At-Large Representative
  • Kevin Clark, Argosy Cruises, Attractions Representative
  • John Cooper, Yakima Valley Tourism , South Central Representative
  • Andi Day, Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau, Destination Marketing Organizations Representative
  • Leslie Johnson, Squaxin Island Tribe Tourism Development, Tribal Representative
  • Cheryl Kilday, Visit Spokane, Northeast Representative
  • Dan Moore, Pandion Consulting & Facilitation  Adventure/Recreation Representative
  • Andy Olsen, Columbia Hospitality, Lodging Representative
  • Ron Peck, Port of Seattle, Transportation Representative
  • Christina Pivarnik, City of Port Townsend/CP Communications, Olympic Peninsula Regional Representative
  • Shiloh Schauer, Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Organizations Representative
  • Drew Schmidt, San Juan Cruises, Northwest Regional Representative
  • Skip Thompson, The Boeing Company, Corporate Representative
  • Matt VanDerPeet, The Westin Bellevue, North Puget Sound Regional Representative
  • Steve Warner, Washington State Wine Commission, Wine Representative
  • Kris Watkins, Visit Tri-Cities, At-Large Representative