Visit Lake Charles Board of Directors

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is governed by an 11-member board of directors. Willie Mount, appointed by Chamber Southwest, is the chair; Nimesh "Nick" Zaver, representing the City of Sulphur, serves as the vice-chair, and Kane Mitchell, representing the West Calcasieu Association of Commerce, is the secretary/treasurer.

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Willie Mount, Chair 
Chamber Southwest
Nimesh “Nick” Zaver, Vice Chair
City of Sulphur
Kane Mitchell, Secretary/Treasurer
West Calcasieu Association of Commerce
Jonathan Ringo
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
Mark Lavergne
Southwest Louisiana Festivals
Rob King
Southwest Louisiana Restaurant Association
Mike Buckley
Southwest Louisiana Lodging Association
Shonda Manuel
Arts & Humanities of Southwest Louisiana
Jim Boyer
Southwest Louisiana Lodging Association
James "JC" Cormier
West Calcasieu Community Center Authority
Nicole Moncrief 
City of Lake Charles

Upcoming Meeting Dates

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2022 Board of Directors Meeting dates at their regularly scheduled meeting held December 9, 2021. The meetings will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcome Center located at 1205 N. Lakeshore Dr. If you’d like to receive information on past BOD meetings, please email

2022 Meeting Dates:

2021 Meeting Dates: