The Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau announced the election of new officers and board members for 2010. James E. Stickel of the Yakima Herald-Republic will be Chair, Kathy Miller of Miller & Associates Wealth Management, LLC will be Vice Chair, Michael Gilmore of Yakima Federal Savings and Loan will serve as Secretary/Treasurer and Doug Picatti of Picatti Brothers Inc. will be Past Chair.
New members elected to a two year term on the board are Jeff Brantner of the Yakima Greenway Foundation, Shawn Haggerty of Legends Casino, Wanda Riel of the Holiday Inn and Tami Silva of Darigold Dairy Fair.
The Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau is the designated tourism marketing organization for Yakima County and the Yakima Valley. Tourism is a $327 million industry in Yakima County employing more than 3,420 residents.