Award Winners

Every year, the Annual Awards and Meeting recognizes the people, places and moments making an impact in our region.

Parney bumpChairman's Award presented by Dominion Energy

This year’s Chairman's Award will be presented to Todd Parney Parnell, past CEO of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, for his years of leadership and dedication to minor league baseball.*Photo credit: Mark Gormus/Richmond Times-Dispatch


2023 Award Winners

Miller bump REVTourism Impact Award presented by Rosie's Gaming Emporium and Colonial Downs
The Tourism Impact Award is the highest honor given each year. The recipient of the 2023 award went to Capital Region Airport Commission and President & Chief Executive Officer, Perry Miller. Under Perry's leadership, this organization continues to enhance options for affordable flights arriving at RIC.
Mayush bumpChairman's Award presented by Dominion Energy
The Chairman's Award is given to a person or organization who has been a significant asset and made the greatest contribution during the previous year. The 2023 Chairman's Award was presented to Mayush Mehta, Regional Vice President, JP Hospitality, who has been a stalwart advocate for RRT’s Tourism Improvement District (TID) initiative, garnering support from hotels across the region  (picture of Mayush)

Partner of the Year: Discover Richmond Tours  

MVP Sports Award: Aaron Reidmiller, Director, Hanover Parks & Recreation  

Restaurant of the Year: Quinto Sol Mexican Grill  

Hotel of the Year: Springhill Suites Chester  

Event of the Year: Black Pride RVA  

Tourism Leadership Award: Brad Jones, Chief Engineer, Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa / Short Pump  

Customer Service Award: Pam Novak, Visitor Center Manager, Town of Ashland Visitor Center