Convention & Tourism Advisory Committee (CTAC)

Staff: Rachel Benedick, Justin Bresler, and Flavia Light

Luis Benitez, Vice President, Government Affairs & Global Impact, VF Corporation
Brent Fedrizzi, Co-president & CEO, AEG Presents

The committee meets every other month, scheduled in the “off” months for VISIT DENVER Board meetings

  • Provide guidance on and assist with implementation of Denver Tourism Roadmap initiatives as they pertain to the CTAC
  • Review and provide input on convention and tourism marketing initiatives
  • Provide input and updates regarding expansion of the Colorado Convention Center
  • Provide guidance for ROI measurement for Bureau marketing programs
  • Continue to monitor the results and initiatives of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Security Action Plan as the downtown environment continues to be a focus for convention and leisure business
  • Initial review of annual Longwoods Visitor Profile Research results and any Return on Investment studies
  • Provide input for the annual Marketing Plan, including tourism and convention sales and marketing goals
  • Provide input and assistance with the Tourism Improvement District (TID) in regards to budget, marketing, programming and ROI reports
  • Review DEI efforts related to marketing & conventions
  • Assist with recovery planning efforts for domestic leisure, international leisure and the meetings market

2022 Committee Members

  • John W. Adams, Colorado Convention Center
  • Paul Andrews, National Western Stock Show & Rodeo
  • Leon Barnes, Comcast Cable Corporation
  • Matthew Burkett, The Flyfisher Group
  • Jolon Clark, Denver City Council
  • David L. Corsun, Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
  • Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies
  • Evan Dreyer, City and County of Denver- Office of Mayor Michael B. Hancock
  • Tony Dunn, Sheraton Denver Downtown
  • Lee Gash-Maxey, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce    
  • Christoph Heinrich, Denver Art Museum
  • Nick LeMasters, Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District
  • Greg Leonard, Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center
  • Melanie Mills, Colorado Ski Country USA
  • Allen Paty, Doubletree Hotel Denver Complex
  • Andrea Robertson, United Airlines
  • Laurence Rua, Centerplate / Sodexo Live!
  • Steve Sander, Sander Marketing Group
  • Daniel Scherer, OUTFRONT Media
  • Frank Schultz, Tavern Hospitality Group
  • Shane Stickel, Presidential Worldwide Transportation
  • Robert Venus, FREEMAN
  • Ginger White, Denver Arts & Venues
  • Tim Wolfe, Colorado Tourism Office

2022 Board of Directors


Key Dates



Board Retreat