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Board Leadership

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Chair
James Bermingham

Executive Vice President, Operations

Montage International

Gene Zanger
Vice Chair of Marketing
Gene Zanger

Partner

Casa De Fruta Parkway, LLC

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Vice Chair of Operations
Paula Beck

Vice President of Global Accounts - West

Avis Budget Group, Inc.

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Chief Fiscal Officer
Dan Gordon

CEO

Gordon Biersch

Board Members

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Elected
Gary Buffo

President

Pure Luxury Transportation

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Appointed
Jim Burba

President

Burba Hotel Network

Anthony Cannella
Appointed
Anthony Cannella

Principal

NorthStar Engineering Group, Inc.

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

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Elected
Russ Cox

Executive Vice President of Operations

Interstate Hotels & Resorts

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Appointed
Joe D’Alessandro

President & CEO

San Francisco Travel

Josh D'Amaro
Elected
Josh D'Amaro

President

Walt Disney 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

Robert Gleason
Appointed
Robert Gleason

President & CEO

Evans Hotels

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Elected
Dan Harvey

Division Vice President

The Hertz Corporation

Karen Irwin
Elected
Karen Irwin

President & COO

Universal Studios

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Appointed
John Kelliher

Founder

Grapeline Wine Tours

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Elected
Brian King

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

Marriott International

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Appointed
Tom Klein

Owner

Rodney Strong Wine Estates

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Elected
Terry MacRae

Chief Executive Officer

Hornblower Cruises and Events

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Elected
Noreen Martin

Chairman

Martin Resorts, Inc.

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Elected
Jordan Meisner

Senior Vice President - Field Operations

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Lenny Mendonca
Appointed
Lenny Mendonca

Director

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

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Elected
Sima Patel

Chief Executive Officer

Ridgemont Hospitality

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Elected
Peter Ronchetti

President & General Manager

LEGOLAND California Resort

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Elected
Carl Schuster

CEO-Managing Partner

Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc

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Elected
Bobbie Singh-Allen

Executive Vice President and COO

California Lodging Industry Association

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Elected
Pete Sonntag

Senior Vice President - Mountain Division

Vail Resorts

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

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Appointed
Ernest Wooden Jr.

President & CEO

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

Visit California
Caroline Beteta

President & CEO/Director of Tourism

Visit California

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Visit California
Stephanie DeVries

Executive Manager & Commission Liaison

Visit California