Get Involved with a VRMA Committee

VRMA relies on leaders from all aspects of the vacation rental management industry to volunteer their time and talent in various ways.

Volunteering allows you to contribute to the betterment of the industry, expand your professional network, and build your professional skill set.

Apply to Volunteer in 2022

The 2022 Call For Volunteers is now closed. Applicants will be notified shortly of their committee status whether selected to serve or not. 

Learn more about our committees below. Full 2022 Committee rosters will be posted once finalized. 

The European Conference Planning Committee plans the educational and programming content for VRMA's in-person European Conference

    • Susan Doull, Commendable Rentals, LLC (Committee Co-Chair)
    • Eric Bordier, VR partnership (Committee Co-Chair)
    • Lydia Kamicar, Education Director (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the European Conference Planning Committee charter

Education Committee

The Education Committee provides strategic input and oversight for educational opportunities for vacation rental management professionals.

    • Melaney Robbins, Oak Island Accomodations (Committee Co-Chair)
    • Emily Vandall, Ascent Payment Solutions (Committee Co-Chair)
    • Lydia Kamicar, Education and Director (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the Education Committee charter

Government Affairs & Public Policy Committee

The Government Affairs Committee monitors government-related matters, develops policy recommendations, and supports initiatives to advocate for the common interests of vacation rental managers.

    • Greg Holcomb, Government Relations Director (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the Government Affairs Committee charter

Leadership Development Committee

The Leadership Development Committee supports the leadership development of VRMA members in accordance with VRMA strategic direction by reviewing, vetting, and selecting a slate of recommended candidates for the annual Board of Directors election.

NOTE: The Leadership Development Committee is appointed by its co-chairs and is not a part of the call for volunteers process.
  • Toby Babich, Breckenridge Resort Managers (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Ben Edwards, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Garrett Sheehan, Membership Manager (Staff Liaison)

Marketing & Editorial Committee

The Marketing & Editorial Committee oversees and provides input into VRMA’s marketing and communications activities to promote the association’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.

    • Susan Blizzard, Blizzard Consulting (Committee Co-Chair)
    • Jessica Fuller, Margaret Rudd & Associates (Committee Co-Chair)
    • Kevin Hurley, Marketing director (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the Marketing & Editorial Committee charter

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee develops new and innovative ways to attract new members as well as retain current membership.

    • Jodi Refosco, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales (Committee Chair)
    • Garrett Sheehan, Membership Manager (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the Membership Committee charter

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Subcommittee

Operating under the VRMA Membership Committee umbrella, the DEI Subcommittee is charged with ensuring that VRMA embodies all facets of diversity (inclusiveness, mutual respect, multiple perspectives, and equitable opportunities) so that all members, irrespective of race, ethnicity, nationality, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, income, physical and mental ability have equal opportunity and thrive in the vacation rental industry.

    • Margot Schmorak, Hostfully (Subcommittee Co-Chair)
    • Mateo Bradford, At Ease Rental Corp (Subcommittee Co-Chair)
    • Garrett Sheehan, Membership Manager (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the DEI Subcommittee charter.

Supplier Advisory Council

The VRMA Supplier Advisory Council is an opportunity for VRMA suppliers to interact directly with VRMA board members and staff on a regular basis to share their ideas and feedback on VRMA programs and supplier opportunities. The council not only gives the supplier community a more structured voice and connection to leadership, but also  gives VRMA leadership the opportunity to utilize this group as a sounding board for new programs and ideas.

  • Sue Jones, HR4VR (Council Co-Chair)
  • Scott Leggat, Inhabit IQ  (Council Co-Chair)
  • Brandon Sauls, InterCoastal Net Designs  (Council Co-Chair)
  • Jake Morsch, Membership & Operations Coordinator (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the Supplier Advisory Council charter

Ambassador Committee

The Ambassador Committee is responsible for welcoming and engaging new members. Ambassadors serve as a resource to help new members make the most of their VRMA membership.

    • Jonathan Fonvielle, Atlantic Vacation Homes (Committee Chair)
    • Jacob Morsch, Membership & Operations Coordinator (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the Ambassador Committee charter

VRHP Content Committee

The VRHP content committee is an opportunity for VRHP members to provide strategic goals and oversight for educational content to VRHP members on topics related to housekeeping, maintenance, laundry and operations.

  • Michelle Williams, Atlantic Vacation Homes (Committee Chair)
  • Lydia Kamicar, Education Director (Staff Liaison)

Click here to view the VRHP Committee charter.