Our Organization

Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) is managed by an experienced staff of tourism professionals and supported by a dedicated board of directors.


Executive Team

Connie Del Signore
Connie Del SignorePresident & CEO
Phone: 410-280-0445,
ext. 300
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Frank DiVenti
Frank DiVentiChief Marketing Officer
Phone: 410-280-0445,
ext. 305
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Dani Bottcher
Dani BottcherChief Financial Officer
Phone: 410-280-0445,
ext. 302
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Susan Seifried
Susan SeifriedVP Communications
Phone: 410-280-0445,
ext. 303
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Sue McKenzie
Sue McKenzieDir. of Visitor Services
Phone: 410-280-0445,
ext. 308
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Operational Team

Christine McNichols
Christine McNicholsSales
Phone: 410-280-0445,
ext. 314
Denise Bosmans
Denise BosmansSenior Group
Sales Manager
Phone: 410-280-0445,
ext. 306
Carol Vilardo
Carol VilardoAdvertising and
Promotions Manager
Phone: 410-280-0445,
ext. 315
Sabrina Shupe
Sabrina ShupeSenior
Partnership Manager
Phone: 410-280-0445,
ext 304
Jessie Hock
Jessie HockGroup Sales
Phone: 410-280-0445,
ext. 310
Sarah Kachevas
Sarah KachevasCommunications & Marketing
Project Manager
Phone: 410-280-0445,
ext. 311
Ronnee Zilonis
Ronnee ZilonisAssistant to
the President
Phone: 410-280-0445,
ext. 301


  • Chairman:
    Erin McNaboe, President, Rams Head Group
  • Vice Chairman:
    Carol Benson, Executive Director, Four Rivers, The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County
  • Treasurer:
    Robert Clark, President & CEO, Historic Annapolis Foundation-Shiplap House
  • Secretary:
    Eric Ruden, Deputy Athletic Director, Naval Academy Athletic Association
  • Immediate Past Chairman
    Anthony Clarke, Owner/General Manager, Irish Restaurant Company
  • City of Annapolis Representative:
    Mayor Michael Pantelides, City of Annapolis
  • County Executive Representative:
    Alan R. Friedman, Attorney at Law
  • Marketing Committee Chairman:
    Willie Wright, General Manager, BWI Airport Marriott
  • Government Affairs and Advocacy Committee Chairman:
    Lou Zagarino, Director, Baltimore Washington Medical Center Board
  • President & CEO:
    Connie Del Signore, VAAAC
  • Sally Comport
    Principal, Art at Large, Inc.
  • Rosa Cruz
    Representative, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
  • Linda Greene
    Executive Director, BWI Business Partnership
  • Michael Hughes
    Vice President/General Manager, Empire Broadcasting System/WRNR Radio
  • Felicia Nolan
    Development/Specialist Projects Coordinator, City of Annapolis
  • Robert Norton
    President & General Manager, Maryland Live! Casino
  • Mike Phennicie
    Director of Busines Relations, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • Jim Piccoli
    General Manager, The Westin Annapolis
  • Brian Riddle
    President, Homestead Gardens
  • Lauren Russell
    Vice President & Creative Director, Maine Cottage
  • CMDR John Schofield
    United States Naval Academy (USNA Representative)
  • Matt Barry
    General Manager, Westfield Mall
  • Ann Berger
    President, 1747 Georgian House Bed & Breakfast
  • Gavin Buckley
    Owner, Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
  • Gene Condon
    Vice President/General Manager, Arundel Mills Mall
  • Marie Dall’Acqua
    Owner, JetAwayFit
  • Kathleen Dulisse
    Director of Community Programs, St. Johns College
  • Liz Heinsohn
    Associate Broker, Coldwell Banker
  • Dale Hilliard
    Chief of Staff, Maryland Aviation Administration
  • Howard Holt
    President, North Arundel Contracting
  • Gary Jobson
    President, National Sailing Hall of Fame
  • April Nyman
    Executive Director, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County
  • Sean O’Neil
    President and Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management
  • Joe Rubino
    CFO/Deputy Superintendent for Finance, USNA
  • Lawrence Scott
    Esquire, Scott Strategies, Inc
  • Sushant Sidh
    Principal, Capitol-Strategies
  • Elly Tierney
    President, Ward One Residents Association
  • Linda Zahn
    Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Susan Zellers
    Executive Director, Marine Trades Association of Maryland


FY 17 Marketing Plan


FY 16 Annual Report


Emergency Action Plan



“25 of America’s Best Towns for the Holidays”
Best Under-the-Radar Romantic Destination
Annapolis Named One of the Top Ten Best All-American Vacations for 2015
America’s Most Romantic Towns
9 Of The World’s Most Stunning Places Where You Can Sleep On A Boat
America’s Best College Towns
Sports Readers Choice Award Winner


Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) is looking for a few good volunteers. If you like meeting people and sharing your knowledge about Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay, we have the perfect job for you! Our Volunteer Information Specialists assist vacationers, business travelers, and area residents who stop by our 26 West Street Visitors Center and our seasonal satellite information booth at City Dock. Serving as frontline ambassadors, our friendly volunteers provide visitors with materials, insights, and the lay of the land they need to make the best use of their time with us.

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Check out our openings below and submit an application to get started.

Blogger (Independent Contractor)

Periodically, Visit Annapolis is in need of bloggers for our three dedicated blogs. Learn more about blogging opportunities.

Annapolis Visitor Ambassador (Part-time Seasonal)

Welcoming and assisting visitors in the Historic District. Paid position with Visit Annapolis (Visitors Bureau).