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Individuals from across the tourism industry support the Visit California renewal
to continue marketing the Golden State. See some of them below and join the growing list!

 

PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT

Central Coast
Chuck Davison

President & CEO

Visit SLO CAL

Central Coast
Jay Jamison

CEO & General Manager

Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

Central Coast
Kathy Janega-Dykes

President & CEO

Visit Santa Barabara

Central Coast
Christopher Kandziora

Director of Sales

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Central Coast
Noreen Martin

Chairman

Martin Resorts, Inc.

Central Coast
Gene Zanger

Partner

Casa De Fruta Parkway, LLC

Statement of Support

Central Valley
Anthony Cannella

Vice President

NorthStar Engineering Group, Inc.

Central Valley
Layla Forstedt

President & CEO

Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau

Central Valley
Wes Rhea

President

Central Valley Tourism Association

Deserts
Jeff Senior

Vice President of Marketing

KSL Resorts

Deserts
Scott White

President & CEO

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Gold Country
Jason Clarke

General Manager & Vice President

Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Sacramento, LLC

Gold Country
Kevin Fat

COO

Fat Family Restaurant Group

Gold Country
Lenny Mendonca

Director

Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development

Gold Country
Shelly Moranville

General Manager

Residence Inn By Marriott - Sacramento at Capitol Park

Gold Country
Mike Testa

President & CEO

Visit Sacramento

Gold Country
Benjamin Webster

Office Managing Shareholder

Littler Mendelson PC

High Sierra
Carol Chaplin

President & CEO

Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

High Sierra
Bill Cottrill

General Manager

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

High Sierra
Rusty Gregory

CEO

Alterra Mountain Company

High Sierra
Michael Reitzell

President

California Ski Industry Association

High Sierra
Rhonda Salisbury

CEO

Visit Yosemite | Madera County

High Sierra
Kevin Shelton

Vice President of Operations and Marketing

Yosemite Management Group, LLC (Yosemite Resorts)

High Sierra
John Urdi

Executive Director

Mammoth Lakes Tourism

Inland Empire
Kimberly Adams

President & CEO

Visit Temecula Valley

Inland Empire
John Kelliher

Founder

Grapeline Wine Tours

Los Angeles County
Dan Harvey

Division Vice President

The Hertz Corporation

Los Angeles County
Karen Irwin

President & COO

Universal Studios Hollywood

Los Angeles County
Sandy Murphy

General Manager

The Beverly Hilton

Los Angeles County
Offer Nissenbaum

General Manager

The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Los Angeles County
Ernest Wooden Jr.

President & CEO

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

North Coast
John Porter

Managing Partner

Benbow Inn & Resort

North Coast
Travis Scott

Executive Director

Visit Mendocino County

Orange County
James Bermingham

Executive Vice President, Operations

Montage International

Orange County
Tony Bruno

General Manager

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California

Orange County
Jim Burba

President

Burba Hotel Network

Orange County
Jay Burress

President & CEO

Visit Anaheim

Orange County
Ed Fuller

President & CEO

Orange County Visitors Association

Orange County
Johnathan Whitehead

General Manager

Northwest Hotel Corp.

Orange County
Josh D'Amaro

President

Walt Disney Resorts

Orange County
Paul Sanford

CEO

Wincome Hospitality

San Diego County
Robert Gleason

President & CEO

Evans Hotels

San Diego County
Peter Ronchetti

President & General Manager

Legoland California Resort

San Diego County
Joe Terzi

President & CEO

San Diego Tourism Authority

San Francisco/Bay Area
Gary Buffo

President

Pure Luxury Transportation

Statement of Support

San Francisco/Bay Area
Ted Burke

Owner & President

Shadowbrook Restaurant

San Francisco/Bay Area
Kevin Carroll

President & CEO

Hotel Council of San Francisco

San Francisco/Bay Area
Mariann Castello

Vice President

Scomas Restaurant

San Francisco/Bay Area
Joe D'Alessandro

President & CEO

San Francisco Travel Association

Statement of Support

San Francisco/Bay Area
Michael Dunne

Area Vice President of Operations, California

Hilton Worldwide

San Francisco/Bay Area
Mark Everton

President & CEO

Visit Oakland

San Francisco/Bay Area
Sandra Fletcher

President

Simco Restaurant Group

San Francisco/Bay Area
Mike Freed

Managing Partner

Passport Resorts

San Francisco/Bay Area
Linsey Gallagher

President

Visit Napa Valley

Statement of Support

San Francisco/Bay Area
Mike Gallagher

Co-Founder & Co-Chairman

CityPASS

San Francisco/Bay Area
Dan Gordon

Co-Founder

Gordon Biersch

Statement of Support

San Francisco/Bay Area
Maggie Ivy

CEO

Visit Santa Cruz County

San Francisco/Bay Area
Karolyn Kirchgesler

CEO

Team San Jose

San Francisco/Bay Area
Craig Martin

General Manager

Le Meridien San Francisco

San Francisco/Bay Area
Jordan Meisner

Senior Vice President - Field Operations

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

San Francisco/Bay Area
Sima Patel

CEO

Ridgemont Hospitality

Statement of Support

San Francisco/Bay Area
Kathy Paver

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Pier 39

San Francisco/Bay Area
Anna Marie Presutti

Vice President & General Manager

Hotel Nikko

San Francisco/Bay Area
Karl Rice

President

Santa Cruz Seaside Co.

San Francisco/Bay Area
Bertin Salas

Managing Director

Simco Group/Cova Hotels

San Francisco/Bay Area
Barbara Steinfeld

President & CEO

Visit Tri-Valley

San Francisco/Bay Area
Paul Tormey

Regional Vice President & General Manager, Fairmont San Francisco

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts/Accor Hotels

San Francisco/Bay Area
Claudia Vecchio

President & CEO

Sonoma County Tourism

Shasta Cascade
Laurie Baker

General Manager

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

Shasta Cascade
Greg Knoell

General Manager

Hilton Garden Inn Redding

Shasta Cascade
Bruce Spangler

General Manager

Holiday Inn Express Oroville

Out of State
Paula Beck

Vice President of Global Accounts - West

Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Statement of Support

Out of State
Russ Cox

Executive Vice President of Operations

Sheraton Universal Hotel

Out of State
Roger Dow

President & CEO

US Travel Association

Out of State
Brian King

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

Marriott International

Out of State
Rosemary McCormick

President

Shop America Alliance

Out of State
Chris Thompson

CEO

Brand USA

Statewide
Jot Condie

President & CEO

California Restaurant Association

Statewide
Erin Guerrero

Executive Director

California Attractions and Parks Association

Statewide
Dyana Kelley

CEO

California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds

Statewide
Robert Koch

President & CEO

Wine Institute

Statewide
John Lambeth

President & CEO

Civitas

Statewide
Rachel Michein

President

California Retailers Association

Statewide
Lynn Mohrfeld

President & CEO

California Hotel and Lodging Association

Statewide
Barb Newton

President & CEO

California Travel Association

Statewide
Bobbie Singh-Allen

Executive Vice President & COO

California Lodging Industry Association