VMA Committees

Committee Assignments

Convention Planning Committee:
Works on the planning of the annual convention. It meets several times a year during the planning stages, as well as meeting once at the host hotel to view the convention and banquet spaces and meet with the staff on site.

Jason Quick, Chairman
Deb Owens
Ryhan Cornell
J. Morgan Brown

Bylaws Committee:
Reviews the bylaws of the association annually and advises the board of any changes needed. It also draws up any changes and submits them to the board for approval.

Casey Newton, Chairman
Fred Abbott
Blake Hackett
Donell Austin

Legislative Committee:
Works closely with our Lobbyist on new bills being introduced in the State Assembly and Senate; assists in planning the annual Legislation Day program, and monitors and is involved in watching applicable national efforts.

P. Dale Bennett, Chairman
Dan Goff
Larry Williams
Fred Abbott

Scholarship Committee:
Assists in overseeing the scholarship fund and application process

Deb Owing, Chairman
Tim O’Bryan
Mona Seaman
Brian Smith
Julie Levengood

Education/Benefits Committee:
Works to ensure that the association is providing valuable and unique education and benefit offerings to its’ members. This committee also helps plan and execute the Spring Board Workshop.

Tim O’Bryan, Chairman
Jason Quick
Wayne Grice
Marvin Spriggs

Emergency Preparedness Committee:
Assists in developing an emergency response plan in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane for purposes of evacuation, relief efforts, etc.

J. Morgan Brown, Chairman
Donell Austin
Brain Smith
Jackie Grice

Finance Committee:
Regularly reviews financial reports, develops budget, considers investment options.

Mona Seaman, Chairman
Jason Quick
Dan Goff
Blake Hackett

Membership Committee:
Works on promoting and increasing membership. It is primarily responsible for proactive reach outs to operator, tour and associate members to promote the benefits of VMA’s members.

Larry Williams, Chairman
Jason Quick
Jackie Grice
Ryhan Cornell
Julie Levengood

Nominating Committee:
This committee is appointed by the President 3 months before each annual Board election to plan and oversee the elections.

Awards Committee:
Attends to ensuring nomination for, and distribution of, all awards given out at the convention each year.

Donell Austin, Chairman
Larry Williams
J. Morgan Brown
Fred Abbott

Technology Committee:
Works in conjunction with the Executive Director on any technology changes (website, registration, AMS, etc.) required by the association. All proposed changes must be submitted to the board for review and approval.

Vicki Bowman, Chairman
Brian Smith
Marvin Spriggs