EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

JULY ‘18 - JUNE ‘19 TERM

Chair

Alan Suchodolski
President and CEO
aRes Travel – Advanced Reservation Systems, Inc.

President and CEO

Barb Newton
President and CEO
CalTravel

1st Vice Chair

Kathy Janega-Dykes
President and CEO
Visit Santa Barbara

Treasurer

Chuck Davison
President and CEO
Visit SLO CAL

Secretary

Gary Buffo
Founder and President
Pure Luxury Transportation

Legal Counsel

John Lambeth
President and CEO
Civitas

Immediate Past Chair

Scott White
President and CEO
Greater Palm Springs CVB

At-Large EC Director

Jay Burress
President and CEO
Visit Anaheim

At-Large EC Director

Joe D’Alessandro
President and CEO
San Francisco Travel

At-Large EC Director

Melyssa Laughlin
President and CEO
Visit Vacaville

At-Large EC Director

Patti MacJennett
Senior Vice President, Business Affairs
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

At-Large EC Director

Kelly Miller
President and CEO
Visit Huntington Beach

At-Large EC Director

Carrie Nocella
Director, External Affairs
The Disneyland Resort

Board of Directors

John Albrecht
Aviation Marketing Manager
Oakland International Airport
Gold Member

Mark Astone
CEO
Catalyst Marketing Company
Gold Member

Dr. John Avella
Executive Director, Sustainable Hospitality Management
Cal State Monterey Bay
At Large Director (17-19)

Jon Ballesteros
Chief External Affairs Officer
San Francisco International Airport
Gold Member

Sonya Bradley
CMO
Sacramento CVB
Gold Member

Corrine Brindley
Vice President, State Affairs
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Gold Member

Javier Cano
Vice President and Market General Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE
Gold Member

Sara Copping
Executive Director
Visit Buena Park
At Large Director (17-19)

Bill Deering
SVP, GM
Certified Folder Display Service
At Large Director (18-20)

Darren Dunn
SVP, Strategic Sales
ADARA
Gold Member

Diana Elmore
Regional Senior Trade Sales Manager, Western U.S.
Merlin Entertainments
At Large Director (17-19)

Mark Everton
President & CEO
Visit Oakland
Gold Member

Marti Fisher
Policy Advocate
CA Chamber of Commerce
At Large Director (Association)

Brian Gallagher
Director, Program Management & Business Development
CityPASS
Gold Member

Mary Jo Ginther
Director of Tourism
Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism
At Large Director (18-20)

Gavin Grozier
Group Sales Manager
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Gold Member

Erin Guerrero
Executive Director
CAPA
At Large Director (Association)

Ranvir Gujral
Co-Founder and CEO
Chute
At Large Director (18-20)

Wendy Haase
Senior Director of Tourism Marketing
Destination Irvine
At Large Director (18-20)

Mark Haneke
Manager for Air Service Development and Marketing
Sacramento International Airport
At Large Director (18-20)

Jerri Harris
Senior Advertising Sales Specialist
Westways Magazine/Auto Club of Southern California
Gold Member

Bill Hendricks
Department Head and Professor, Experience Industry Management
Cal Poly
At Large Director (18-20)

Dan Janes
CEO
Madden Media
At Large Director (17-19)

George Jacob
CEO
Aquarium of the Bay
Gold Member

Jessica Johns
Manager, Expedia Media Solutions
Expedia, Inc.
Gold Member

Ashley Johnson
President & CEO
Visit Laguna Beach
At Large Director (17-19)

Misti Kerns
President & CEO
Santa Monica Travel & Tourism
Gold Member

Tom Kiely 
President & CEO
Visit West Hollywood
Gold Member

Karolyn Kirchgesler
President & CEO
Visit San Jose
Gold Member

Jeff Klocke
VP and General Manager
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
At Large Director (18-20)

Peter Kock
Vice President of Marketing and Sales
LEGOLAND California Resort
Gold Member

Michael Krouse
President & CEO
Greater Ontario CVB
Gold Member

Karen Lippe-Ferrell
Principal
Karen Lippe-Ferrell Consulting
At Large Director (18-20)

Diane Mandeville
Vice President of Marketing
Cannery Row
At Large Director (18-20)

Cheryl Marcell
President and CEO
California State Railroad Museum
At Large Director (16-18)

Julie Mino
President and CEO
Visit Oxnard
At Large Director (18-20)

Lynn Mohrfeld
President & CEO
CA Hotel and Lodging Association
At Large Director (Association)

Ted Molter
Chief Marketing Officer
San Diego Zoo Global
Gold Member

Rachel Norton
Executive Director
California State Parks Foundation
At Large Director (Association)

Kathy Paver
Senior Vice President of Marketing
PIER 39
At Large Director (17-19)

Richard Peterson
President
U.S. Cultural and Heritage Tourism Marketing Council
At Large Director (17-19)

Kelly Powers
Associate Director
Hotel Council of San Francisco
At Large Director (17-19)

Dennis Quinn
SVP Sales
Universal Studios Hollywood
Gold Member

Rich Reasons
President
Simpleview
At Large Director (18-20)

Mike Reitzell
CEO
Ski California
At Large Director (Association)

Wes Rhea
President & CEO
Visit Stockton
At Large Director (18-20)

Brian Rothery
AVP Government and Public Affairs
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Gold Member

Chelle Rupp
Director of Sales
Knott’s Berry Farm
At Large Director (18-20)

Garry Sage
CEO/Owner
JNS Next
At Large Director (18-20)

Lauren Schlau
Principal
Lauren Schlau Consulting
At Large Director (18-20)

Melinda Sheehan
Associate Publisher
Sunset Publishing Corporation
Gold Member

Gary Sherwin
President & CEO
Visit Newport Beach
Gold Member

Monica Singh
Regional VP-Business Development
American Express
Gold Member

Debbie Sipe
Executive Director
California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds
At Large Director (Association)

Joe Terzi
President & CEO
San Diego Tourism Authority
Gold Member

John Urdi
Executive Director
Mammoth Lakes Tourism
Gold Member

Janet Zaldua
CEO
Visit Marina del Rey
At Large Director (17-19)

 

 

PAC Trustees

Corrine Brindley
VP, State of Affairs
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Gary Buffo
Founder & President
Pure Luxury Transportation

Brian Gallagher
Director, Program Management and Business Development
CityPASS

Misti Kerns
President & CEO
Santa Monica Travel & Tourism

John Lambeth
President & CEO
Civitas

John McReynolds
SVP External Affairs
Universal Studios Orlando

Carrie Nocella
Director, External Affairs
Disneyland Resort

Gary Sherwin
President & CEO
Visit Newport Beach

Joe Terzi
President & CEO
San Diego Tourism Authority

Scott White
President & CEO
Greater Palm Springs CVB

Chairman's Circle

Mike Gallagher
1995

Nan Marchand Beauvois
2000-2001

Marilyn Hannes
2007-2008

Gary Sherwin
2009-2010

 

Ted Molter
2010-2011

Susie Santos
2011-2012

Brian Baker
2012-2013

Misti Kerns
2013-2014

Scott Schneider
2014-2015

Jerri Harris
2015-2016

Joe Terzi
2016-2017