A department of the City of Irving, the Convention and Visitors Bureau reports to a Board of Directors appointed by the Irving City Council. Board terms are two-year commitments; appointees may serve a maximum of three consecutive terms. To learn more about the City’s process for boards and commissions, or to submit an application, please click here

The Board of Directors makes recommendations to the City Council about convention facilities, assists with attracting visitors to the city and hires the executive director; it is a policy-making board.  Board member “job descriptions” have been offered by the Board & Business Development Committee and may be found here.  Annually, Board Members conduct a self-evaluation; that form can be found here.

Annually, the Board elects its new Chair and Vice Chair, and committee positions are established following that meeting. There are four standing committees:  Executive Committee, Board and Business Development, Community Engagement and Destination Development. 

The full board meets the fourth Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Irving Convention Center, an Irving hotel or other location. Committee meetings are held at the direction and discretion of the individual committee chairs (typically quarterly), with the exception of the Executive Committee which meets monthly on the Friday prior to the full board meeting. Board and committee meetings are posted on the City’s website here.  Correspondence to Board members may be directed in care of the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau, 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75039.

Rick Lindsey

Board Chair

Karen Cooperstein

Board Vice Chair


Bob Bourgeois, Voting Director

Jo-Ann Bresowar, Voting Director

Dirk Burghartz, Voting Director

David Cole, Voting Director

Herbert Gears, Voting Director

Debbi Haacke, Voting Director

Julia Kang, Voting Director

Clem LearVoting Director

Greg Malcolm, Voting Director

Ron Mathai, Voting Director

Joe Philipp, Voting Director


Ex Officio Members

Kim Andres, Irving Arts Center

Dr. Robert Bettis*Former ICVB Board Member

Beth Bowman, Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

Todd Hawkins, Irving Arts Center

Chris Hillman, Irving City Manager

Nydia Hoskins, Omni Las Colinas Hotel

Jacky Knox, Dallas County Utility & Reclamation District (DCURD)

Kim Limon, Hampton Inn Irving-Las Colinas

Hammond PerotLas Colinas Association

David Pfaff, Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

Michael Randall, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Zone No. 1

Michael Rilley, Live Nation

Jason Wu Trujillo, University of Dallas


Councilman John DanishIrving City Council