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Team & Leadership

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Board Leadership

Gene Zanger
Chair
Gene Zanger

Partner

Casa de Fruta Parkway, LLC

Joe D’Alessandro Headshot
Vice Chair of Marketing
Joe D'Alessandro

President & CEO

San Francisco Travel

Dan Gordon Headshot
Vice Chair of Operations
Dan Gordon

CEO

Gordon Biersch

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Chief Fiscal Officer
Sima Patel

Chief Executive Officer

Ridgemont Hospitality

Board Members

Gary Buffo headshot
Elected
Gary Buffo

President

Pure Luxury Transportation

Board Member Profile Shuaib Bulhan
Elected
Shuaib Bulhan

Vice President, North Pacific Operations

The Hertz Corporation

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Appointed
Jim Burba

President

Burba Hotel Network

Jason Clarke
Elected
Jason Clarke

General Manager/Vice President

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Elected
Peter Clarke

Vice President - CMH Operations West

InterContinental Hotels Group

Board Member Ron Cohen
Elected
Ron Cohen

President & COO

Mammoth & June Mountain Ski Areas

Julie Coker, President & CEO of San Diego Tourism Authority
Appointed
Julie Coker

President & CEO

San Diego Tourism Authority

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Elected
Michael Dunne

Area Vice President of Operations, West

Hilton Worldwide

Jeff Eisenbarth
Elected
Jeff Eisenbarth

Senior Vice President - Western Region

Avis Budget Group, Inc.

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Appointed
Kevin Fat

Chief Executive Officer

Fat Family Restaurant Group

Robert Gleason
Elected
Robert Gleason

President & CEO

Evans Hotels

Board Member Profile Peter Humig
Elected
Peter Humig

Regional Vice President & General Manager

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts/Beverly Hills

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Appointed
John Kelliher

Founder

Grapeline Wine Tours

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Appointed
Tom Klein

Owner

Rodney Strong Wine Estates

William Loughran
Elected
William Loughran

President

Evolution Hospitality

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Elected
Terry MacRae

Executive Chairman

Hornblower Group

Board Member Profile Ripton Melhado
Elected
Ripton Melhado

Sr. Vice President Field Operations

Hyatt Corporation

Carla Murray
Elected
Carla Murray

President, U.S. Western Region, Full Service MxM

Marriott International

Dee Dee Myers
Appointed
Dee Dee Myers

Senior Advisor and Director

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

Ken Potrock
Elected
Ken Potrock

President

Disneyland Resorts

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Elected
Bobbie Singh-Allen

Executive Vice President and COO

California Lodging Industry Association

Kurt Stocks
Elected
Kurt Stocks

President/General Manager

LEGOLAND California Resort

Board Member Profile Scott Strobl
Elected
Scott Strobl

Executive Vice President & General Manager

Universal Studios Hollywood

Paul Tormey
Elected
Paul Tormey

Regional Vice President & General Manager California Region

AccorHotels

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Appointed
Benjamin Webster

Office Managing Shareholder

Littler Mendelson PC

Scott White
Appointed
Scott White

President & CEO

Visit Greater Palm Springs

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Caroline Beteta

President & CEO/Director of Tourism

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Stephanie DeVries
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Stephanie DeVries

Director of Executive Operations

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