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

Secretary Omni San Diego Hotel

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
Greg Baldyga

Greg Baldyga

General Manager Horton Grand Hotel & Theater

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

Bruce Goodwin


President Goodwin & Associates

Marilyn Hannes

Park President SeaWorld San Diego

Jessica Kalloch

Director of Business Development Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc.

Daniel Kuperschmid

Area Vice President - General Manager Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Doug Korn

General Manager U.S. Grant Hotel

Anthony Palmeri

President RideYellow

Derek Paradis

Attorney at Law Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Kirk Shearer

General Manager Handlery Hotel San Diego

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

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