Board of Directors

The ACCVB's Board of Directors is a group of outstanding community leaders and industry representatives. Each member donates time, effort, and expertise to help project a positive image to visitors and convention delegates who come to Albany.


Bob Belber - Immediate Past Chair
Times Union Center

Holly Brown
Palace Performing Arts Center

Susan Cleary 
Empire State Plaza Conv. Center

Michael Gulotty - Chair
C/O Omni Development

Dick Kotlow - Treasurer
UHY Advisors NY

Robin Jackson - Asst. Treasurer
Albany Marriott

Carrie Hillenbrandt 
BBL Hospitality Group

Michele Vennard - Secretary
ACCVB President/CEO


Mark Benson
University at Albany

Tyler Desmond
Desmond Hotel and Conference

David Hayes
Hilton Albany

Michael Hoffman 
Turf Hotels

Leola Edelin 
Renaissance Albany

Jeff Mirel 
Rosenblum Companies

Christine Quinn 
Albany County

Justin Smith
Prestige Hospitality Group

Connie Stankivicz 
Colonie Center Mall

Kathleen Van De Loo 
Association Development Group

Tim Vennard 
Mazzone Hospitality

Bob Wolfgang 
Tech Valley Security


Daniel McCoy
Albany County Executive

Anthony Capece 
Central BID

Mark Eagan 
Capital Region Chamber of Commerce

Paula Mahan 
Colonie Town Supervisor

Hon. Kathy Sheehan 
Mayor-City of Albany

Georgette Steffens 
Downtown BID

Sarah Reginelli 
Capitalize Albany Corp.