VRMA Committees

VRMA relies on leaders from all aspects of the vacation rental management industry to volunteer their time and talent in various ways. Consider volunteering for VRMA! Volunteering allows you to contribute to the betterment of the industry, expand your professional network, and build your professional skill set. The call for volunteers is typically open between October-December. The 2019 call for volunteers closed on December 7, 2018.

Learn more about our committees below:

Conference Planning Committee

The Conference Planning Committee provides recommendations for conference logistics and marketing for VRMA's in-person Regional and International Conferences. NOTE: the Conference Planning Committee is not currently accepting new volunteers.

  • Regional and International Conference Committee Chair: Maureen Regan, Seaside Vacation Rentals
  • Staff Liaison: Sara Haukap, Events Director

European Conference Planning Committee

The European Conference Planning Committee plans the educational and programming content for VRMA's in-person European Conference

    • Susan Doull, Commendable Rentals, LLC (Committee Chair)
    • Eric Bordier, RENTeGO, LiveRez Europe(Committee Chair)
    • Lee Hughes, CSA Travel Protection
    • Marie Pistinier, Paris Be A Part of It
    • Robert Kennedy, SuperControl
    • Severine Obertelli, Maxxton
    • Niki Christian Nutsch, Nutsch & Associates Ltd
    • Christina Olboeter-Zorn, CC-Villas GbR
    • Gail Boisclair, SARL PerfectlyParis
    • Thibault Masson, Booking.com
    • Jessica Gillingham, Adobe PR
    • Sarah Tatone, Vacasa
    • Brittany Brady, Education Coordinator; Erica Klein, Education and Certification Director (Staff Liaisons)

Click here to view the European Conference Planning Committee charter

Education Committee

The Education Committee provides strategic input and oversight for educational opportunities for vacation rental management professionals.

    • Carmela Gillenwater, HomeAway Software (Committee Chair)
    • Emily Vandall, Beachwalker Rentals, Inc. (Committee Chair)
    • Matt Bare, Q4Launch
    • Jennifer Frankenstein-Harris, GreatOceanCondos.com
    • Vanessa Humes, InterCoastal Net Designs
    • Ian McHenry, Beyond Pricing
    • Dawn Meade, Pelican Property Management #1
    • Sarah Tatone, Vacasa
    • Jodi Refosco, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales
    • Brittany Brady, Education Coordinator; Erica Klein, Education and Certification Director (Staff Liaisons)

Click here to view the Education Committee charter

Government Affairs & Public Policy Committee

The Government Affairs Committee monitors government-related matters, develops policy recommendations, and supports initiatives to advocate for the common interests of vacation rental managers.

    • Matt Curtis, Smart City Policy Group (Committee Chair)
    • Ted Anastasiou, Wyndham Destination Network
    • Aaron Beard, Vacation Rentals by Aaron
    • Leslie Becker, Premier Vacation Rentals at Smith Mountain Lake, Inc 
    • Tom Holevas, Siirus
    • Cliff Johnson, Rented.com
    • David Krauss, NoiseAware
    • Philip Minardi, Expedia/HomeAway
    • Claire Reiswerg, Sand 'N Sea Properties
    • Laird Sager, Red Sky Travel Insurance
    • Ken Willis, DeBordieu Rentals/Peace Vacations
    • Teresa Wood, Visit Up North Vacation Rentals, LLC
    • Greg Holcomb, Government Relations Director (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the Government Affairs Committee charter

Leadership Development Committee

The Leadership Development Committee supports the leadership development of VRMA members in accordance with VRMA strategic direction by reviewing, vetting, and selecting a slate of recommended candidates for the annual Board of Directors election.

NOTE: the Leadership Development Committee is appointed by its co-chairs and is not a part of the call for volunteers process.
  • Lucy Kawaihalau, Kauai Vacation Rentals (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Steve Milo, VTrips / Vacation Rental Pros (Committee Co-Chair)
  • John Boller, Gulf Shores Realty
  • Patrick Keenan, Siebert Realty
  • Maureen Regan, Seaside Vacation Rentals (Immediate Past President)
  • Jessica Baumgartner, Membership Senior Coordinator (Staff Liaison)
  • Mike Copps, Executive Director (Staff Liaison)

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee oversees and provides input into VRMA’s marketing and communications activities to promote the association’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.

    • Brandon Sauls, InterCoastal Net Designs (Committee Chair)
    • Toby Babich, Breckenridge Resort Managers
    • Heather Bayer, Cottagelink Rental Management
    • Kirsten Brink, Vantage Resort Realty
    • Sheila Hauser, Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc.
    • Amy Koenig, Threshold
    • Andrew McConnell, Rented.com
    • Jeff Robertson, NAVIS
    • Michelle Williams, Atlantic Vacation Homes
    • Kevin Hurley, Marketing Director (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the Marketing Committee charter

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee develops new and innovative ways to attract new members as well as retain current membership.

    • Carole Sharoff, Atlantic Vacation Homes (Committee Chair)
    • Brian Brown, BookingPal
    • Carla Hemmings, Turnkey Vacation Rentals, Inc.
    • Tyson Horner, Summit Cove Property Management
    • Shannon MacPeek, CSA Travel Protection
    • Dawn Mead, Pelican Property Management #1
    • Maureen Regan, Seaside Vacation Rentals
    • George Volsky, Seaside Vacations (Kitty Hawk)
    • Heather Weiermann, NAVIS
    • Jessica Baumgartner, Membership Senior Coordinator (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the Membership Committee charter

Supplier Advisory Council

The VRMA Supplier Advisory Council is an opportunity for VRMA suppliers to interact directly with VRMA board members and staff on a regular basis to share their ideas and feedback on VRMA programs and supplier opportunities. The council not only gives the supplier community a more structured voice and connection to leadership, but also  gives VRMA leadership the opportunity to utilize this group as a sounding board for new programs and ideas.

  • Matt Golis, YapStone (Council Co-Chair)
  • Scott Leggat, LSI Social, Inc, (Council Co-Chair)
  • Tim Choate, RedAwning.com, Inc.
  • Andy Francis, TruPlace
  • Jeremiag Gall, Breezeway
  • Matthew Hoffman, Kigo, a RealPage Company
  • Linda Kaczmarek, Silicon Travel
  • Nars Krishnamachari, RueBaRue
  • Ian McHenry, Beyond Pricing
  • George Meshkov, CSA Travel Protection
  • Michael Powers, TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals
  • Kelsie Skinner, NAVIS
  • John Suzuki, HomeAway, Inc.
  • Ed Ulmer, Barefoot Technologies Corp
  • Steve Zimmerman, Beach House Logos
  • Mike Copps, Executive Director (Staff Liaison)

Ambassador Committee

The Ambassador Committee is responsible for welcoming and engaging new members. Ambassadors serve as a resource to help new members make the most of their VRMA membership.

    • Heather Weiermann, NAVIS (Program Chair)
    • Jonathan Fonvielle, Atlantic Vacation Homes
    • Jennifer Frankenstein-Harris, GreatOceanCondos.com
    • Steve Schwab, Signature Vacation Rentals
    • Myles Snyderman, VacayHome Connect
    • Nic Strobing, Membership Associate (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the Ambassador Committee charter