Get Involved with VRMA – Volunteer for a Committee

VRMA relies on leaders from all aspects of the vacation rental management industry to volunteer their time and talent in various ways. Volunteering allows you to contribute to the betterment of the industry, expand your professional network, and build your professional skill set.

Conference Planning Committee

The Conference Planning Committee reviews and rates session content for VRMA’s in-person conferences, in addition to providing feedback on conference logistics and marketing. NOTE: the Conference Planning Committee is not currently accepting new volunteers.

  • Regional and National Conference Committee Chairs: Jodi Taylor Refosco, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations; Carmela Gillenwater, HomeAway Software
  • European Conference Committee Chair: Marie Pistinier, Paris Be A Part Of It
  • Staff Liaison: Cellie Morales, Education and Learning Services Manager

Education Committee

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

  • Committee Chair: Carmela Gillenwater, HomeAway Software
  • Staff Liaison: Cellie Morales, Education and Learning Services Manager

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.

  • Committee Chair: Matt Curtis, HomeAway
  • Staff Liaison: Greg Holcomb, Senior Advocacy Coordinator

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.

  • Committee Chair: Brandon Sauls, InterCoastal Net Designs
  • Staff Liaison: Kevin Hurley, Marketing Director

Membership Committee

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

  • Committee Chair: Carole Sharoff, Atlantic Vacation Homes
  • Staff Liaison: Theresa Jacobs, Operations Coordinator

Ambassador Program

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

  • Committee Chair: Heather Weiermann, NAVIS
  • Staff Liaison: Theresa Jacobs, Operations Coordinator