Meet the Board of Directors

Visit Pensacola is governed by an 11-person board of directors. The board is responsible for working cooperatively to advance the goals and objectives of Visit Pensacola. Each director serves a three-year term. The board is comprised of the following members: four seats for visitor experiences – arts, culture, or heritage, dining or entertainment, retail, attractions or events, and sports or recreation; Four seats for lodging by geography: Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach, West Pensacola and Central Pensacola; and three at-large seats. For those interested in serving on the Visit Pensacola Board of Directors, please fill out an application below.

Board of Directors Application



Capt. Sterling Gilliam, USN (Ret.)



Capt. Sterling Gilliam, USN (Ret.) - Board Chairmen

National Naval Aviation Museum



D.C. Reeves


D.C. Reeves - Vice Chairmen

Studer Group

Lusharon Wiley, Ed.D.


Dr. Lusharon Wiley - Secretary

Innisfree Hotels

McKenzie Nicholas


McKenzie Nicholas - Treasurer

Southern Vacation Rentals
Perdido Key Lodging



Cam Price


Cameron Price

Flora-Bama Lounge

Joe McCay


Joe McCay

Amfi Investment Corporation
Pensacola Lodging


Cindi Bonner


Cindi Bonner

Fitness Onboard LLC
Sports & Recreation





Jessica Andrade

Beggs & Lane



Suzanne Lewis

UWF Historic Trust




Gabe DiCianni

Innisfree Hotels
Lodging (Pensacola Beach)





Jatin Bhakta

North Florida Hotels
Lodging (Mainland/West)