The Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau has appointed new members and leadership positions for its 2021 Board of Directors.
John Cunningham will serve as the 2021 chair for the Boise CVB board. He brings a background of hotel management, the sporting industry and the local community to his board service. He is the president and CEO of Block 22, LLC and oversees The Grove Hotel, CenturyLink Arena and the Idaho Steelheads.
Brad Wilson will be the 2021 chair-elect. He is the general manager at Bogus Basin and has been part of the ski and hospitality industries for more than 30 years.
Hart Gilchrist is the vice president of safety, process improvement and operations systems with MDU Utilities Group. He is responsible for safety and training, pipeline safety management system and operations technology for Intermountain Gas, which serves more than one million customers across eight states. He will serve as treasurer for the Boise CVB board.
Mike Ruffner will serve as the past-chair. He is the branch manager at Shamrock Foods, one of the largest privately held food service distributors in the country. Shamrock Foods provides food products to area restaurants, as well as schools and organizations.
New Board Members:
Sean Briggs is the business development manager at the Boise Airport. In this role he is responsible for air service deployment, public relations, marketing, community outreach and overseeing the properties and contracts team.
Kyle Johnson has been in the hospitality industry for nearly 20 years and has led hotel teams in a variety of markets. Currently, he is the general manager for the Hyatt Place Boise Downtown, operated by In-Group Hospitality, and is responsible for the 150-room urban hotel.
Angela Taylor is a partner and co-founder of The Dignitas Agency, an organization providing leadership development, professional development, consulting and executive coaching. In 2016, the entrepreneur also launched Indulge Boise Food Tours in the Treasure Valley.