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 business people who have Yuma’s best interest at heart. The Board meets monthly to discuss strategies and networks to continue to grow Yuma’s economy and better the city for its citizens and visitors.


Chair: Bill Evans, Palms RV Resort

Vice-Chair: Flora Llamas, Yuma Living Management

Secretary/Treasurer: Shay Andres, Yuma Regional Medical Ctr

Kimberly Kahl, Yuma County Chamber of Commerce ex-officio

Chris Morris, City of Yuma appointee

Yvonne Peach, Historic Coronado Motor Hotel & Yuma Landing Bar & Grill

Mike Lutes, Lutes Casino

Deidre Schuman, Gowan Company

Louis Scott, Del Outdoor Adv.

Regina Twomey, APS

Emily Busse, Candlewood Suites

Jeff Andrews , Westerner Products

Ashley Herrington, Arizona Western College

Darlene Firestone, Holiday Inn Express Yuma

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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