Three people were recently appointed to the CVB Board of Directors.

Tom Hilmes, general manager of CNH Reman; Cara Walker Whiteley, general manager of La Quinta Inn & Suites and a representative of the Springfield Hotel Lodging Association; and Gordon Elliott, owner of Elliott Lodging, Ltd., are new to the board this year.

They replace Erik Fjeseth, portfolio and finance manager at O’Reilly Development Co.; Meghan Chambers, owner of Staxx and Jelly Beans; and Barbara Withers, executive director at Elliott Lodging, Ltd., and a representative of SHLA.