Board Members

Board Members

Executive Board Members

Mike Staples

Mike Staples

Chairman of the Board General Manager, Catamaran Resort Hotel

Joe Eustice

President 
General Manager, Wyndham San Diego Bayside

Elvin Lai

Vice President Owner & Operator, Ocean Park Inn

Mike Tweeten

Secretary Ace Parking

Thomas P. Sayer, Jr.

General Counsel Attorney at Law


Board Members

Colleen Anderson

General Manager Omni San Diego

Jody Blackinton

Regional Director of Operations 
, Courtyard by Marriott

Ann Callahan

Owner Hillcrest House B&B

Maureen Carew

Pay It Forward Processing

Sergio Davies

General Manager Bartell Hotels

Don Dennis

Managing Director Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa

Mark Dibella

Managing Director La Valencia Hotel

Allan Farwell

General Manager Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

Bruce Goodwin


President Goodwin & Associates

Dean Griffin

Hotel Manager Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Ted Molter

Ted Molter

Chief Marketing Officer San Diego Zoo Global

Jessica Kalloch

Director of Business Development Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc.

Doug Korn

General Manager, U.S. Grant Hotel

Anthony Palmeri

President Yellow Radio Service

Derek Paradis

Attorney at Law Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Kirk Shearer

General Manager Handlery Hotel San Diego


Industry Advisors

Peggy Cooper

Community Relations Specialist San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Chris Duggan

Director of Government Affairs California Restaurant Association, California Chapter
Brian Hughes

Brian Hughes

Executive Director San Diego Tourism Marketing District

Rip Rippetoe

President & CEO San Diego Convention Center Corporation

Joe Terzi

President & CEO San Diego Tourism Authority
Carl Winston

Carl Winston

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


Staff Members

Namara Mercer

Executive Director