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.

Now Accepting Volunteers for 2020

Are you interested in putting your time, energy and knowledge to good use as a VRMA volunteer? Join a VRMA committee to share your experiences and expertise, connect with fellow members, and collaborate with your peers on programs and initiatives aimed at advancing the profession. Apply online by December 9, 2019.

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.

  • Spring Forum and International Conference Committee Chair: Mike Harrington, Topsail Realty Vacations
  • 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, VR partnership (Committee Chair)
    • Jessica Gillingham, Abode PR
    • Lee Hughes, Generali Global Assistance
    • Kamil Kosior, The Lloyd Group
    • Niki Christian Nutsch, THIRD HOME
    • Andrew Martyn, Your.rentals
    • Thibault Masson, Booking.com
    • Viktorija Molnar, EHHA
    • Vered Raviv-Schwarz, Guesty
    • Sarah Tatone, Vacasa
    • Erica Klein, Education and Certification Director (Staff Liaison)

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.

    • Melaney Robbins, Oak Island Accomodations (Committee Chair)
    • Emily Vandall, Vacasa (Committee Chair)
    • Mike Alsko, Coastal Home and Villas
    • Matt Bare, Q4Launch
    • Toby Babich, Breckenridge Resort Manages
    • Jennifer Frankenstein-Harris, GreatOceanCondos.com
    • Sarah Franzen, Natural Retreats
    • Carmela Gillenwater, Vrbo
    • Vanessa Humes, InterCoastal Net Designs
    • Sue Jones, HR4VR
    • Colin Morrison, NAVIS
    • Steve Schwab, Casago
    • Erica Klein, Education and Certification Director (Staff Liaison)

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
    • Svetlana Conques, All Pocono Rentals
    • Leslie Becker, Premier Vacation Rentals at Smith Mountain Lake, Inc 
    • Jennifer Frankenstein-Harris, GreatOceanCondos.com
    • Tom Holevas, Ciirus
    • David Krauss, NoiseAware
    • Laura Levilly-Deola, Top Trip Rentals / Skip The Hotel
    • Philip Minardi, Expedia Group
    • Viktorija Molnar, European Holiday Home Association
    • Andy Morris, Seattle Vacation Home
    • Claire Reiswerg, Sand 'N Sea Properties
    • Michelle Williams, Atlantic Vacation Homes
    • Ken Willis, DeBordieu Rentals/Peace Vacations
    • 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
  • Mike Harrington, Topsail Realty Vacations (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.

    • Susan Blizzard, Blizzard Internet Marketing, A RedAwning Group Brand(Committee Chair)
    • Deborah Cataldo, GRT Insurance
    • Jenna Fuhrman, TRACK Hospitality Software
    • Jessica Fuller, Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc.
    • Abigail Glaessner, SKyRun Vacation Rentals, LLC
    • Jesse Harmon, Vacation Resorts International
    • Sheila Hauser, Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc.
    • Matthew Leschber, Premiere Vacation Rentals
    • Natalee Pfeifer, GuestForce, LLC
    • Brandon Sauls, InterCoastal Net Designs
    • Tim Scarpino, Parsons Villas
    • 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.

    • Dru Brown, The Vacation Company(Committee Chair)
    • April Burns, InterCoastal Net Designs
    • Kristin Goulet, Island Realty
    • Miller Hawkins, Booe Realty
    • Hayden Jennings, Hayden Jennings Properties
    • Luis Gustavo Lessa, ACO Vacation Homes
    • Lela Newell, InterCoastal Net Designs
    • Shannon MacPeek, CSA Travel Protection
    • Sean Raftree, RedAwning
    • Carole Sharoff, Atlantic Vacation Homes
    • Heather Weiermann, The Vacation Rental Coach
    • Ken Willis, DeBordieu Rentals/Peace Vacations
    • 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.

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

Click here to view the Supplier Advisory Council charter

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, The Vacation Rental Coach (Committee Chair)
    • Spencer K Bailey, Spekto Investment Holdings (Bear Lake Luxury Rentals, Park City Luxury Rentals)
    • Jim Bizily, Park City Rental Properties
    • April Burns, InterCoastal Net Designs
    • Jodi Cleer, RealVoice
    • Jonathan Fonvielle, Atlantic Vacation Homes
    • Kristin Goulet, Island Realty
    • Heidie Henriksen, RedAwning
    • Luis Gustavo Lessa, ACO Vacation Homes
    • Bonnie Lewis, KEES Vacations
    • Ian McHenry, Beyond Pricing
    • Steve Schwab, Casago
    • Myles Snyderman, VacayHome Connect
    • Jessica Baumgartner, Membership Senior Coordinator (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the Ambassador Committee charter