Team & Leadership

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Board Leadership

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Chair
Sima Patel

Chief Executive Officer

Ridgemont Hospitality

James Bermingham
Vice Chair of Marketing
James Bermingham

Executive Vice President, Operations

Montage Hotels & Resorts

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Vice Chair of Operations
Noreen Martin

Chairman

Martin Resorts, Inc.

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Chief Fiscal Officer
Gary Buffo

President

Pure Luxury Transportation

Board Members

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Appointed
Panorea Avdis

Director

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

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Elected
Paula Beck

Vice President of Global Accounts - West

Avis Budget Group, Inc.

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Appointed
Jim Burba

President

Burba Hotel Network

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Elected
Charlie Cahill

Senior Vice President of Franchises for North America

Intercontinental Hotels Group

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Elected
Michael Colglazier

President, The Disneyland Resort

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

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Elected
Russ Cox

Executive Vice President of Operations

Interstate Hotels & Resorts

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Elected
Michael Dunne

Area Vice President of Operations, California

Hilton Worldwide

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Appointed
Kevin Fat

Chief Operating Officer

Fat Family Restaurant Group

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Elected
Susan Irwin

Vice President

Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Sacramento, LLC

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Appointed
John Kelliher

Founder

Grapeline Wine Tours

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Elected
Brian King

Global Officer- Digital, Distribution, Revenue Management & Global Sales

Marriott Business Services

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Appointed
Tom Klein

Owner

Rodney Strong Wine Estates

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Elected
Joe Knight

Vice President, Business Development

Fox Rent A Car, Inc.

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Elected
Terry MacRae

Chief Executive Officer

Hornblower Cruises and Events

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Elected
Aaron Medina

Division Vice President South Pacific Region Operations

The Hertz Corporation

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Elected
Jordan Meisner

Senior Vice President - Field Operations

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

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Elected
Douglas Myers

CEO/Executive Director

San Diego Zoo Global

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Appointed
Cody Plott

President & Chief Operating Officer

Pebble Beach Company

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Elected
Carl Schuster

CEO-Managing Partner

Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc

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Elected
Jeff Senior

Vice President of Marketing

KSL Resorts

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Elected
Bobbie Singh-Allen

Executive Vice President and COO

California Lodging Industry Association

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Appointed
Benjamin Webster

Office Managing Shareholder

Littler Mendelson PC

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Elected
Xiomara Wiley

Executive Vice President, Marketing & Sales

Universal Studios Hollywood

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Elected
Andy Wirth

Chief Executive Officer

Squaw Valley

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Appointed
Ernest Wooden

President & CEO

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

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Elected
Gene Zanger

Partner

Casa De Fruta Parkway, LLC

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Visit California
Caroline Beteta

President & CEO/Director of Tourism

Visit California

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Visit California
Diane Cody

Executive Manager & Commission Liaison

Visit California