Board Members

Board Members

Executive Board Members

Mike Staples

Mike Staples

Chairman of the Board General Manager, Catamaran Resort Hotel

Elvin Lai

President Owner & Operator, Ocean Park Inn

Dania Duke

Vice President General Manager, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp

Tom Kermabon


Mike Tweeten

Treasurer Ace Parking

Thomas P. Sayer, Jr.

General Counsel Attorney at Law

Board Members

Brad Baer

Area Managing Director/General Manager Wyndham San Diego Bayside

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

Michael Stephens

Area Managing Director Paradise Point Resort and Spa

Industry Advisors

Colleen Anderson

Executive Director San Diego Tourism Marketing District

California Restaurant Association, San Diego Chapter

Jon Graves

Industry Advisor San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Rip Rippetoe

President & CEO San Diego Convention Center Corporation

Julie Coker

President & CEO San Diego Tourism Authority
Carl Winston

Carl Winston

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

Executive Director

Namara Mercer

Mercer Public Relations and Consulting