Board Members

Board Members

Executive Board Members

Dania Duke

President General Manager, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp

Brad Baer

Vice President Area Managing Director/General Manager, Wyndham San Diego Bayside

Mike Tweeten

Treasurer President-Hotel Division, Ace Parking

Elvin Lai

Chairperson of the Board Owner & Operator, Ocean Park Inn

Thomas P. Sayer, Jr.

General Counsel Attorney at Law


Board Members

Chuck Abbot

Chuck Abbott

General Manager Intercontinental San Diego

Jody Blackinton

Regional Director of Operations Courtyard by Marriott

Ann Callahan

Owner Hillcrest House B&B

Steve Cowan

General Manager Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Sergio Davies

General Manager Bartell Hotels

Robert Gleason

President & Chief Executive Officer Evans Hotels

Tim Herrmann

General Manager Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Tom Kermabon

Area General Manager San Diego Marriott Del Mar

Doug Korn

General Manager U.S. Grant Hotel

Daniel Kuperschmid

San Diego Tourism Authority c/o Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Jessica Kalloch

Director of Business Development Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc.

Anthony Palmeri

President RideYellow

Derek Paradis

Attorney at Law Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Simon Pettigrew

Managing Director La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club

Alyssa Turowski

General Manager Westin San Diego Downtown


Industry Advisors

Colleen Anderson

Executive Director San Diego Tourism Marketing District

Julie Coker

President & CEO San Diego Tourism Authority

Jon Graves

Industry Advisor San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Rip Rippetoe

President & CEO San Diego Convention Center Corporation
Carl Winston

Carl Winston

Program Director L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at SDSU

California Restaurant Association, San Diego Chapter


Executive Director

Namara Mercer

Mercer Public Relations and Consulting