Visit Lake Charles Board of Directors

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is governed by an 11-member board of directors. Nimesh “Nick” Zaver is the Chair, representing the City of Sulphur. Kane Mitchell is the Vice-Chair representing the West Calcasieu Association of Commerce, and Mike Buckley is the Secretary/Treasurer representing the Southwest Louisiana Lodging Association.

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Nimesh “Nick” Zaver, Chair
City of Sulphur

Kane Mitchell, Vice-Chair
West Calcasieu Association of Commerce

Mike Buckley, Secretary/Treasurer
Southwest Louisiana Lodging Association

Jonathan Ringo
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

Willie Mount
Chamber Southwest

Shonda Manuel
Arts & Humanities of Southwest Louisiana

Evelyn White
West Calcasieu Community Center Authority

Nicole Moncrief 
City of Lake Charles

Eric Avery
Southwest Louisiana Restaurant Association

Nathaniel Allured
Southwest Louisiana Festivals

Hiren Zaveri
Southwest Louisiana Lodging Association

Upcoming Meeting Dates

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2023 Board of Directors Meeting dates at their regularly scheduled meeting on December 15, 2022. 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

2023 Meeting Dates:

2022 Meeting Dates: