Board of Directors

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

  • Amy Austin, Chair
  • Bill Hobbs, Vice-chair
  • Joe Wadkins, Treasurer
  • Martina Sally, Assistant Treasurer
  • Stephanie Hein, Past Chair
  • Brad Beattie
  • Bob Belote
  • Shelley Copeland
  • Missy Handyside
  • Laura Head Elliott
  • Mary Kromrey
  • Matt Morrow
  • John Oke-Thomas
  • Collin Quigley
  • Tim Rosenbury

The board is comprised of 13 voting members. The mayor appoints and the City Council confirms 9 of the 13 voting board members. Two voting members consist of the Chamber of Commerce chair and chair-elect or their appointees from the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

The city manager or a deputy city manager serves ex-officio with a vote. The past CVB chair continues to serve on the board ex-officio with a vote. The chamber president and the Springfield Hotel Lodging Association president serve on the board ex-officio without vote.

The board consists of five ad hoc board committees: Executive Committee, Marketing Committee, Budget & Finance Committee, Governmental Relations Committee, and Nominating Committee.

Board officers are elected in June to serve a one-year term beginning Jan. 1 and consist of the chair, vice-chair, treasurer, assistant treasurer, corporate secretary and past chair. 

Unless otherwise noted, the board meets at 8 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at the CVB offices, 815 E. St. Louis St. All board and committee meetings are posted and open to the public.