Convention and Visitors Bureau Board


A department of the City of Irving, the Convention and Visitors Bureau reports to the board of directors appointed by the Irving City Council annually in November. The board of directors makes recommendations to the council about convention facilities, assists with attracting visitors to the city, and hires the executive director. It is a policy-making board.


  • Meets the fourth Monday of each month at 11:45 a.m.
  • An announced Irving location


Members, 2017-18

The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Board (ICVB) is composed of a 25-member board of directors consisting of 13 voting members and 12 nonvoting members, three of which are ex officio members.

Voting Members

Nine of the voting members shall not be employed, nor own an interest in, the hospitality or tourism industry. Voting members also consist of:
  • 1 voting member is the current chair of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Hotel Association
  • 1 voting member is a representative of the Irving hotel / motel industry
  • 1 member is a representative of the hospitality industry at-large (although not restricted to the hotel / motel industry)
  • 1 member is a representative of the restaurant industry
Representing Member 
Place 1 Resident Karen Cooperstein Nov. 2019      
Place 2 Resident Ron Mathai Nov. 2018
Place 3 Resident Clem Lear Nov. 2019
Place 4 Resident Joe Philipp Nov. 2018
Place 5 Resident Robert Bourgeois Nov. 2019
Place 6 Resident Jo-Ann Bresowar Nov. 2018
Place 7 Resident Rick Lindsey Nov. 2019
Place 8 Resident Debbi Haacke Nov. 2018
Place 9 Resident Joe Marshall Nov. 2019
Place 10 Hotel/Motel Industry Dirk Burghartz Nov. 2018
Place 11 Industry at Large Julia Kang Nov. 2019
Place 12 Hotel Association Chair Greg Malcolm Nov. 2018
Place 13 Restaurant Industry David Cole Nov. 2019                

Non-Voting Members

Non-voting members are representatives from the following industries:
  • 2 from the hospitality industry
  • 1 from the Dallas Cowboys Football Club
  • 1 from the Las Colinas Association
  • 1 from the University of Dallas
  • 1 member of the TIF No. 1 Board
  • 1 member from the DCURD Board
  • 1 representative from the Salesmanship Club of Dallas Byron Nelson tournament
  • 1 is a former ICVB board member

Representing Member
Place 1, Hospitality  Kim Limon 
Las Colinas Association Hammond Perot
TIF No. 1 Board Mark Cronewett
Byron Nelson / Salesmanship of Club of Dallas
Eddy Moore
Place 2, Hospitality Holly Turner
Industry At-Large Michael Rilley
University of Dallas Robert Galecke
DCURD Jacky Knox
Former ICVB Member Robert Bettis

Ex Officio Members


  • Chris Hillman, Irving City Manager
  • Lori Bunger, Chair, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
  • Beth Bowman, President and CEO, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce