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Visit Temecula Valley Announces 2024 Board of Directors, Welcomes New Members

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 9:00 AM by Norma Marlowe

Visit Temecula Valley (VTV), the region’s official destination tourism and marketing organization, today announced its 2024 Board of Directors, which includes newly appointed and reappointed leaders who will help guide the organization through the year ahead.

Led by returning Chairman of the Board Michael Feeley, Executive Director of the Pechanga Development Corporation, the Board is composed of community leaders with a passion for Temecula Valley and a wealth of experience in local tourism and hospitality.

Executive Committee Members and Officers for 2024:

Michael Feeley, Pechanga Development Corporation (Chairman)

Cherise Manning, Grape Escape Balloon Adventure (1st Vice Chair)

John Kelliher, Grapeline Wine Tours (2nd Vice Chair)

Ken Smith, Galway Downs (Treasurer)

Samantha Doffo, Doffo Winery (Secretary)

Ken Westmyer, Quality Inn (TID Chairman)

Bill Wilson, Wilson Creek Winery (Past Chairman)

New Board Members:

Steve Diaz, Hilton Garden Inn

Matt Ezor, Embassy Suites

Chris Keyson, 8 Bit Brewing Company

Nicole Pena, Hilton Garden Inn

James Pulver, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Laura Stearn, Domaine Chardonnay

Continuing Board Members:

Chris Baily, Baily Winery & Restaurant

Melody Brunsting, Melody’s Adworks

Krista Chaich, Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association

Chris Johnson, Home2Suites

Robert Kellerhouse, Galway Downs Equestrian

Jeffrey Kurtz, Promenade Temecula

“This group is critical in terms of driving the strategy behind Visit Temecula Valley’s programs and supporting the hospitality industry in our region,” said Feeley. “I look forward to another year of working closely with the Board as we continue to position Temecula Valley as a premiere travel destination.”

About Visit Temecula Valley

Visit Temecula Valley is the region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors. For more information, visit

Author: Norma Marlowe