EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

JULY ‘17 - JUNE ‘18 TERM

Chair

Scott White
President and CEO
Greater Palm Springs CVB

President and CEO

Barb Newton
President and CEO
CalTravel

1st Vice Chair

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

Treasurer

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

Secretary

Amy Blaschka
President
rbp consulting

Legal Counsel

John Lambeth
President and CEO
Civitas

Immediate Past Chair

Joe Terzi
President and CEO
San Diego Tourism Authority

At-Large EC Director

Gary Buffo
Founder and President
Pure Luxury Transportation

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

Chuck Davison
President and CEO
Visit SLO CAL

At-Large EC Director

Kathy Janega-Dykes
President and CEO
Visit Santa Barbara

At-Large EC Director

Kelly Miller
President and CEO
Visit Huntington Beach

Board of Directors

Mark Astone
CEO
Catalyst Marketing Company
Gold Member

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

Darren Dunn
Senior Director, Destination and International Air
ADARA
Gold Member

Diana Elmore
Senior Trade Sales Manager
Merlin Entertainments
At Large Director (17-19)

Mark Everton
President & CEO
Visit Oakland
Gold Member

Marti Fisher
Policy Advocate
CA Chamber of Commerce
Member at Large (Association)

Ed Fuller
President & CEO
Orange County Visitors Association
Member at Large (16-18)

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

Gavin Grozier
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Gold Member

Wendy Haase
Director of Tourism Marketing
Destination Irvine
Member At Large (16-18)

Mark Haneke
Manager for Air Service Development and Marketing
Sacramento International Airport
Member At Large (16-18)

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

Bill Hendricks
Department Head and Professor, Experience Industry Management
CalPoly
Member At Large (16-18)

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

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

David Kendrick
Managing Partner
DogTrekker.com
Member at Large (16-18)

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

Tom Kiely 
President & CEO
Visit West Hollywood
Gold Member

Karolyn Kirchgesler
President & CEO
Team San Jose
Gold Member

Jeff Klocke
VP of Marketing and Administration
Pacific Park
Member At Large (16-18)

Peter Kock
Director Marketing and Sales
LEGOLAND California Resort
Gold Member

 

Michael Krouse
President & CEO
Greater Ontario CVB
Gold Member

Melyssa Laughlin
Executive Director
Visit Vacaville
Member At Large (16-18)

Karen Lippe-Ferrell
Principal
Karen Lippe-Ferrell Consulting
Member At Large (16-18)

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

Lynn Mohrfeld
President & CEO
CA Hotel and Lodging Association
Member at Large (Association)

Carrie Nocella
Director, Government Relations
The Disneyland Resort
Gold Member

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

Kathy Paver
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Hotel Council of San Francisco
At Large Director (17-19)

Jeanne Peterson
President
AJent Consulting LLC
Member At Large (16-18)

Richard Peterson
President
S&P Consulting, LLC
At Large Director (17-19)

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

Dennis Quinn
SVP Sales
Universal Studios Hollywood
Gold Member

John Robinson
President & CEO
CAPA
Member at Large (Association)

Mike Reitzell
CEO
Ski California
Member At Large (16-18)

Brian Rothery
Assistant Vice President, Government and Public Affairs
Enterprise Holdings
Gold Member

Chelle Rupp
Director of Sales and Marketing
Knott’s Berry Farm
Member At Large (16-18)

Lauren Schlau
Principal
Lauren Schlau Consulting
Member At Large (16-18)

Melinda Sheehan
Sales Director
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)

Howard Tietjen
Senior Vice President
Madden Media
Member at Large (17-19)

Josh Travers
Executive Director
Discover Oxnard CVB
Member at Large (17-19)

John Urdi
Executive Director
Mammoth Lakes Tourism
Gold Member

Alicia Vennos
Economic Development Director and Film Commissioner
Mono County
Member At Large (16-18)

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

 

 

Chairman's Circle

Bob Roberts
1993-1994

Mike Gallagher
1995

Nan Marchand Beauvois
2000-2001

Steve Hammond
2005-2006

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