Board of Directors

Visit Yuma is proud to showcase Yuma and strives to passionately share the city with visitors and the community. The Board of Directors is a team of local businesspeople who have Yuma’s best interest at heart. The Board meets monthly to discuss strategies and network to continue to grow Yuma’s economy and better the city for its citizens and visitors.


Chair: Louis Scott, Del Outdoor Advertising

Vice Chair: Gladys Brown, Yuma International Airport

Secretary/Treasurer: Wayne Gale, 1st Bank Yuma


Jeff Andrews, Westerner Products

David Carvell, Ahern Rentals

Reetika Dhawan, Arizona Western College

Bill Evans, Palms RV Resort

Louie Hirth, Liberty Motorsports

Flora Llamas, NOVA Home Loans

Deidre Meerchaum, Gowan Company

Chris Morris, City of Yuma appointee

Nate Schug, Westmoor Electric

Alex Steenstra, Northern Arizona University

About Yuma

Yuma, Arizona was first incorporated as Arizona City in 1871, and was then renamed in 1873. Nestled between Phoenix, Arizona, and San Diego, California, Yuma features extraordinary outdoor activities from tubing on the Colorado River to off-roading at the Buttercup Sand Dunes. 

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