Board Members

Board Members

Executive Board Members

Dania Duke

President General Manager, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp

Tom Kermabon

Vice-President

Brad Baer

Secretary Area Managing Director/General Manager, Wyndham San Diego Bayside

Mike Tweeten

Treasurer Ace Parking

Elvin Lai

Chairperson of the Board Owner & Operator, Ocean Park Inn

Thomas P. Sayer, Jr.

General Counsel Attorney at Law


Board Members

Brad Baer

Secretary Area Managing Director/General Manager, Wyndham San Diego Bayside

Kim Becker

San Diego Tourism Authority c/o San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Jody Blackinton

Regional Director of Operations Courtyard by Marriott

Terry Brown

President Atlas Hotels

Ann Callahan

Owner Hillcrest House B&B

Steve Cowan

General Manager Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Sergio Davies

General Manager Bartell Hotels

Jessica Kalloch

Director of Business Development Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc.

Doug Korn

General Manager U.S. Grant Hotel

David Lockard

General Manager Hyatt Regency La Jolla

Anthony Palmeri

President RideYellow

Derek Paradis

Attorney at Law Higgs, Fletcher & Mack
Mike Staples

Mike Staples

General Manager Catamaran Resort Hotel


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