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Board of Directors

The Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit led by a 15-member board of directors who are passionate about the business community and Port Aransas.

Keith McMullin
Chairman
Real Estate/Developer
Broker, Port Aransas Realty

Laurie Soechting
Vice-Chair
Bar/Restaurant
Manager, Bluewater Cowboy Saloon & Mercantile

Marsha Starkey
Secretary
Hotel/Lodging
Owner, Starkey Property Management and Balinese Spa & Boutique

Fred Samudio
Treasurer
Hotel/Lodging
General Manager, The Dunes Condominiums

Tanya Chambers
Immediate Past Chair* Ex-Officio
Professional Services
Owner, Casa Bella Salon and The Crazy Cajun

Bill Bauder
Hotel/Lodging
Co-Owner, Coral Cay Condominiums

Ed Buske
At Large
Director, UTMSI

Greg Carr
Hotel/Lodging
Vice President of Development, McCombs Properties

Will Cocke
Fishing/Marina
Managing Partner, Port Aransas Fisherman’s Wharf and Grumbles Seafood Company

Chris Collins
At Large
Director of Operations, Fins Grill and Icehouse, MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen, and Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill

Scott Clanton
At Large
General Manager, The Place Hotel

Celeste Edwards
Hotel/Lodging
General Manager Vacation Rentals, Cinnamon Shore

Shawn Etheridge
Bar/Restaurant
Owner Operator, Stingrays Tap House and Grill

Shannon Lafayette
Professional Services
Owner, Shannon Lafayette Photography

Marnie Pate
Hotel/Lodging
Owner/Broker, Coldwell Banker Island Escapes 
Owner/Partner, Port A Escapes

Kim Winton
Retail
Co-Owner/Bookkeeper, Winton’s Island Candy