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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.

Tanya Chambers
Chairperson
Professional Services
Owner, Casa Bella Salon and The Crazy Cajun

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

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

Fred Samudio
Treasurer
Hotel/Lodging
Supervising Manager, CCMS, LLC

Deven Bhakta
Immediate Past Chair
Ex Officio
CEO/Owner, ZJZ Hospitality Inc 

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

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

Chrissy Bell
At Large
Owner/CEO, Mrs. Woody’s, Mrs. Woody Jr’s, The Floral Reef, and Dirty Paw Dog Wash

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

Jeff Lamkin
Hotel/Lodging
Principal, Sea Oats Group

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

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

Marnie Pate
At Large
Owner/Broker, Coldwell Banker Island Escapes 
Owner/Partner, Port A Escapes

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

Vince Vanorman
Hotel/Lodging
Owner, Best Western Port Aransas

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