For Immediate Release: September 28, 2021

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Amanda Koone, Director of Communications                                                                       

Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau

(830) 997-6523

communications@fbgtx.org

 

Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau Announces New Board Members

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – The board of directors of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau (FCVB) will welcome three new board members and the reappointment of one board member for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

Following Fredericksburg City Council approval earlier this month, John Dubea, Abby McCulloch Mund and Karen Stevenson have been appointed to three-year terms.

Linda Goldsmith, who just completed a three-year stint, has been appointed to serve another three-year term.  

“We are excited to welcome some new faces and some previous members back to the board of the FCVB,” noted Ernie Loeffler, President/CEO, of the bureau.  “Their distinct experiences, expertise and networks will help us as we continue the work of improving and managing our great destination.”

Dubea, previously served on the Board of Directors of the Fredericksburg CVB, from 2006-12. For the past 32 years, he has been the owner and manager of Clear River Ice Cream and Bakery. A native of New Roads, Louisiana, Dubea graduated from Louisiana State University in 1987 with a degree in business management. Dubea has also served two terms on the Gillespie Health Board and was named the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year in 2011. 

McCulloch Mund is the owner of AM Planning, a third-party event strategy company, which helps clients around the world facilitate in-person and online experiences that empower attendees.  She is a Certified Meeting Professional with 15 years of experience and earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics at Texas Tech University. McCulloch Mund also directs the wine club for Fat Ass Ranch & Winery.

Stevenson is the new director of the National Museum of the Pacific War. After spending two years in other roles at the NMPW, she took charge of the Smithsonian Affiliate Museum on August 1. As a museum specialist, Stevenson’s career has been shaped by 501c3 non-profits and state agencies across the western states. During her time as an undergraduate student at Texas Tech, she enjoyed a summer internship at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site.

The staff and board of directors would also like to thank the following board members who have completed their service:  Larry Jackson, owner of Larry Jackson Fine Art & Antiques; Miguel Lecuona, owner of Siboney Cellars and Hill Country Light Photography; Mary Easterling, owner of L.M. Easterling Custom Boot Company; and Rorie Cartier, former Museum Director at the National Museum of the Pacific War.

Members of the board who will continue to serve in FY 21/22 include Doug Cochran, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, who will serve as the chair of the board; Claudyne Clark, Class A Event Rentals and Featherstone Ranch; Kelly Criddle, Hill Country Titles; Katelyn Eames, Burg’s Corner and Allied Ag Services in Stonewall; Linda Goldsmith, Luckenbach Texas; Jessica Mittel, Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Service and Mary Ann H. Turbeville, Hill Country Outfitters, The Grasshopper and Narrow Path Winery.

Ex-officio members of the board are Fredericksburg City Councilman Tom Musselman and Gillespie County Commissioner Donnie Schuch.

To learn more about the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau or Fredericksburg and Gillespie County as a travel destination, go to www.VisitFredericksburgTX.com.

The mission of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau is to market Fredericksburg and Gillespie County as a premier travel destination on the regional, national and international stage thereby creating a positive impact on the local economy and the quality of life here.