Board of Directors


Michael Pace


General Manager
Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

Roger Huldi

Vice Chair

General Manager
W San Francisco

Tom Patton

Vice Chair

General Manager / Partner
Ramada Santa Barbara

Tom Costello


Former Director of Hospitality Program
University of San Francisco

James Lim, CHA


General Manager
Omni San Francisco Hotel

Gena Chen

Director of Catering and Event Management
St. Regis San Francisco

Dr. Lee Blecher

Program Director, Hospitality Management
California State University – Long Beach

Mary Crowe

Vice President, Quality Assurance
Classic Hotels & Resorts

Jason Feger

Brand Manager
Best Western International

Jon Handlery, CHA

Handlery Hotels

Angela Landgraf

SVP of Corporate Development
Red Lion Hotels Corporation

Mark Lucas

Revenue Management Consultant

Jessica Lum

Director of Public Policy and Executive Office Programs
San Francisco Travel Association

Robert Megargle

General Manager

Four Seasons Embarcadero

Michael O’Donohue

General Manager
Pendry San Diego

Obadiah Ostergard

Left Bank Brasseries

Sean Van Straatum

Food & Beverage Director
Oakmont Country Club Glendale

Scott VandenBerg

General Manager
Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Honorary Board Members


Paul Handlery
John Love

Hospitality and Tourism Consultant

Bob Wilhelm