Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Board

Convention and Visitors Bureau Board Ordinance


A department of the City of Irving, the Convention and Visitors Bureau reports to a board of directors appointed by the Irving City Council annually in November. 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.


The board meets at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at an announced Irving location.

Members 2013-14

Composed of twenty-five (25) member board of directors consisting of thirteen (13) voting members and twelve (12) nonvoting members, three (3) 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; one voting member is the current chair of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Hotel Association; one voting member is a representative of the Irving hotel/motel industry; one member is a representative of the hospitality industry at-large (although not restricted to the hotel/motel industry); and one member is a representative of the restaurant industry.

Place Representing Member Term Expires
Place 1
Irving resident
Kimberly Fields
November 2015
Place 2
Irving resident
Ron Mathai
November 2014
Place 3
Irving resident
November 2015
Place 4
Irving resident
Robert Martinez
November 2014
Place 5
Irving resident
Jack Spurlock
November 2015
Place 6
Irving resident
Chris Arrington
November 2014
Place 7
Irving resident
Adrian Deleon 
November 2015
Place 8
Irving resident
Debbi Haacke
November 2014
Place 9
Irving resident
Joe Marshall 
November 2015
Place 10 Hotel/Motel Industry
Bob Bula
November 2014
Place 11
Industry At Large
Michael D. Barns
November 2015
Place 12 Hotel Association Chair
Greg Malcolm
November 2014
Place 13 Restaurant Industry
David Cole November 2015


Non-voting Members

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

Representing Member
Place 1, Hospitality Vacant
Las Colinas Association Rick Bidne
TIF No. 1 Mark Cronewett
Byron Nelson/Salesmanship Club of Dallas David Corrigan
Place 2, Hospitality Luis Argote
Dallas Cowboys Football Club Susan Skaggs
University of Dallas Robert Galecke
DCURD Jacky Knox
Former ICVB Member R. Dan Matkin

Ex-officio Members

Steve McCullough, Interim Irving City Manager
Michael Gonzales, Chair, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
Chris Wallace, President and CEO, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

Staff Liaison

Maura Gast, ICVB Executive Director | Email

Correspondence may be sent to:
Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau
500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039
Fax: (972) 401-7729