Board of Directors


Michael Pace


General Manager
Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

Michael O’Donohue

Vice Chair

Managing Director
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club


Gena Chen


Tom Patton
Jackie Alcantara, CMP

Account Director,
St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco

Colleen Anderson

Executive Director
San Diego Tourism Marketing District

Dr. Lee Blecher

Program Co-Director, Hospitality Management
California State University – Long Beach

Janine Chicourrat

General Manager
Portola Hotel & Spa

Mary Crowe

Vice President, Quality Assurance
Classic Hotels & Resorts

Mandi Graziano

Vice President Global Accounts
Hospitality Performance Network Global

Jon Handlery, CHA

Handlery Hotels

Carolyn Harber

Director of Sales & Marketing
Hilton Los Angeles Airport

Roger Huldi

General Manager
The St. Regis Hotel San Francisco

Andrew Abou Jaoude

Sr. Community Workforce Development Specialist II
Hospitality Initiative Manager
Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Mark Lucas

Revenue Management Consultant

Paul Frentsos

EVP, Chief Operating Officer
San Francisco Travel 

Easton Mayordomo

Corporate Director of Revenue Management
Sunland RV Resorts

Obadiah Ostergard Portrait
Obadiah Ostergard

Vine Hospitality

Tom Patton
Tom Patton

General Manager / Partner
Ramada Santa Barbara

Pete Sittnick

Managing Partner
Epic Steakhouse and Waterbar SF

Karen Strgacich

National Director, Hotel Sales, Southwest and Southern California
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

Noah Unger

Area Residences and Club General Manager
The Ritz‐Carlton Club and Residences, San Francisco


Complex Director of Human Resources,
Doubletree by Hilton San Jose & Juniper Cupertino Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

Honorary Board Members


Tom Costello Portrait
Tom Costello
Paul Handlery
John Love

Hospitality and Tourism Consultant

Bob Wilhelm