Board of Directors

St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra Beach

St. Johns County Visitors & Convention Bureau

(St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches)
29 Old Mission Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
904-829-1711

STRUCTURE

The St. Johns County Visitors and Convention Bureau is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization under IRS Rules, Section 501(c)6 and is the official marketing organization for St. Johns County tourism.

MISSION

The mission of the St. Johns County Visitors and Convention Bureau (VCB) also known as St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, is to brand and market the destination globally as a premier leisure, convention and business destination; to communicate the area’s assets and inherent benefits to consumers, meeting planners, travel trade, media, local community and constituents; and to facilitate the opportunity for partners to promote their individual businesses within that framework.

BRAND PROMISE

St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches is beautiful in nature, bountiful in recreation and bold in its heritage. It is the charm of narrow brick streets and overhanging balconies in our Nation’s Oldest City. It is the relaxing pace of seaside communities along pristine beaches. It is the indulgences of luxury resorts and spas, world-renowned golf. It is a setting of beautifully restored historic inns and distinctly authentic attractions all inspired by local artisans, writers, performers, sportsmen and those who just want to get the most out of life.

Board of Directors

Chair: Kimberly Wilson | General Manager, Casa Monica Resort & Spa. Currently in 1st term, expiring 2022. Representing St. Augustine Lodging.

Vice Chair: Tom Dolan | President, Meehan’s Irish Pub & Seafood House. Currently in 2nd term expiring 2023. Representing At Large Tourism.

Treasurer: Craig Schoninger | Marketing Director, Ponte Vedra Resorts. Currently in 2nd term, expiring 2024. Representing Ponte Vedra Beach Lodging.

Secretary: Jason Kern | Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort. Currently in 1st term, expiring in 2022. Representing St. Augustine Beach Lodging.

Immediate Past-Chair: Virginia Whetstone, President, Whetstone Chocolates. Currently in 2nd term expiring 2024. Representing At Large Tourism.

  • Tom Jankowski | Fairfield Inn & Suites. Currently in 2nd term, expiring 2023. Representing I-95 Corridor Lodging.
  • Samantha Palmer | Director of Retail & Historic Tours, Flagler's Legacy Tours. Currently in 2nd term, expiring 2023. Representing At Large Tourism.
  • Charlie Robles | General Manager, The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens. Currently in 1st term, expiring in 2024. Representing St. Augustine Lodging.
  • Cindy Stavely | St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum/Colonial Quarter. Currently in 1st term, expiring 2022. Representing At Large Tourism.
  • Richard Goldman | Ex-Officio (non-voting) President/CEO St. Johns County VCB
  • Isabelle Renault | Ex-Officio (non-voting) President/CEO St. Johns County Chamber
  • Christina Parrish Stone | Ex-Officio (non-voting) Executive Director St. Johns Cultural Council
  • Commissioner Henry Dean | Govt. Liaison St. Johns County
  • Commissioner Dylan Rumrell | Govt. Liaison City of St. Augustine Beach
  • Melissa Wissel | Govt. Liaison City of St. Augustine