OCVA Chairman Jay Burress

OCVA Chairman Jay Burress

Orange County Visitors Association named its new board for the 2017-2018 term.

The group markets Orange County for tourism and business travel.

The new board includes:

• Chairman Jay Burress, president and chief executive of Visit Anaheim

• Vice Chair Shaun Robinson, general manager of Hilton Anaheim

• Secretary Paulette Lombardi-Fries, president of Travel Costa Mesa

• Treasurer Russ Kline, director of account and market development at American Express

Visit Huntington Beach President and Chief Executive Kelly Miller is the group’s immediate past chairman and now heads its Advocacy Committee.

Other board members include city destination marketing executives, a deputy director at John Wayne Airport, and an international and Southern California tourism marketing executive from Disneyland Resort.

OCVA also created an honorary director emeritus board position in memory of Werner Escher, who died in January. Escher had led South Coast Plaza’s international tourism marketing efforts for several decades.