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

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

Tom Kermabon

Area General Manager San Diego Marriott Del Mar

Doug Korn

General Manager U.S. Grant Hotel

Kim Becker

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

Jessica Kalloch

Director of Business Development Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc.

Anthony Palmeri

President RideYellow

Derek Paradis

Attorney at Law Higgs, Fletcher & Mack


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